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by Hannah Kent
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 1 year ago
I was surprised how much I liked listening to this novel. It felt dark and as the story continued, I started to have feelings for the woman who was just waiting for her sentence to be carried out. The farmer’s wife was not too happy to have this prisoner in her house but she had no choice. They ch...
Her Fine Eyes
Her Fine Eyes rated it 3 years ago
***spoilers ahead**** BURIAL RITES is lovely and poignant. The writing is beautiful. Unfortunately, since you know the ending before it happens, it fizzles a bit. Interestingly, I did not feel the same way about Madeline Miller's SONG OF ACHILLES--another novel where the ending is fixed and inevit...
loveohica rated it 3 years ago
Dem rated it 4 years ago
Just finished reading Burial Rites for the 3rd time (Book Club Choice) and its still manages to pack a punch third time around. This is one of my 10 ten favourite books as it is just so well written and so atmospheric. Burial Rites is the extraordinary haunting debut novel by Hannah Kent an Australi...
All about me
All about me rated it 4 years ago
What a book. A fantastic story told wonderfully, capturing all the nuances and humanity of the characters and their situations. None of the characters, Agnes included, are completely good or bad. Kent has managed to clearly show the inhumanity of the death penalty. Agnes journey from the farm house ...
Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it 5 years ago
Burial Rites is based on the true story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the last woman to be executed in Iceland. In the early 1800s, Agnes is convicted of stabbing her employer to death and sent to a remote farm until the government can arrange her beheading. While she is waiting for her execution, she tell...
Amber's Thoughts
Amber's Thoughts rated it 5 years ago
This is by no means a mystery novel, and yet the question that keeps the suspense alive through its spiritual, emotional, and Icelandic darkness comes from the question of the truth about a murder. The accused have already been tried. The central character, Agnes, has already been condemned. But the...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it 6 years ago
Possible, probable spoilers (I'm not sure as I haven't written them yet) throughout. 19/3 - Interesting, disturbing, and slightly distressing, and a true story. When Agnes thinks about how many days she has left I relate that to my own contemplation of how many days I have left before my surgery, ...
Roving Book Club
Roving Book Club rated it 6 years ago
Read by Angela B: TBK narrator was haunting, mesmerising, really added to the experience! I went in blind to the story. The setting was vivid. Story was beautifully written. All up an emotional and heart-wrenching read.
DanySpike rated it 6 years ago
Oh, this book was so painful. I read it a month ago and it still hurts. It is based on real life events: the last time the capital punishment was used in Iceland, in 1830. There isn't much known about Agnes Magnusdottir and Friedrik Sigurdsson other than they were executed for the gruesome murder...
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