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Burial Rites - Hannah Kent
Burial Rites
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4.03 400
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316243919 (0316243914)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 322
Edition language: English
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Anna's Bibliotheca
Anna's Bibliotheca rated it
5.0
“Haunting” is the best word to describe this début novel by Hannah Kent. Set in the nineteenth century Iceland, the novel deals with matter of perception: how do you see yourself and how others see you. The novel also gently introduces the reader to the historical Iceland. Agnes Magnúsdóttir - ce...
Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it
4.5 Burial Rites
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
5.0 Love and Death in the Far North
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
3.0 Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
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
4.5 Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
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.
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