I finished reading Marco Hietala’s biography a week ago already, but somehow it felt difficult to write down what I thought of it.
I’m a huge fan of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, and obviously Marco Hietala is one of the band members, so I guess I found it a bit difficult to not just go all into fangirl mode when I sat down to write about this book. 🙂
Nyt minä itse soitan biisejä, joista nämä sukupolvet saavat kylmiä väreitä vielä vuosikymmenien jälkeen. Uskomatonta, jopa pelottavaa, mutta hienoa.
Rough translation from Finnish: ” Now it’s me who plays the songs that still after decades give the chills to these generations. Unbelievable, even scary, but great.”
Marco Hietala – Stainless tells the story of a great musician, and his rough journey towards success.
I’m not going to lie, I struggled to read this book that seems to be really liked by most Goodreads reviewers. This cozy book of the Guernsey island in 1940s should have been a quick read, but somehow it took me over a month to slowly read through 250 pages.
I could tell you more about reading and how it perked up our spirits while the Germans were here.
Perhaps I should’ve just watched the recently made movie first and then read the book! 🙂
Suddenly it’s May! 😮 Which means that it really is starting to look like spring, in Finnish standards anyway (it was still randomly snowing just a week ago). It also it means that it’s now been roughly 4 months since I had the first, more severe, plantar plate tear on my right foot and around 2 months since the less severe tear was found in my left foot.
Never ever did I think that this would take so long! Finding the patience to go through recovery definitely still feels challenging at times.