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by Hannah Kent
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Michele Jacobsen
Michele Jacobsen rated it 6 years ago
As if the subject matter wasn't fascinating enough - based on the true story of the last woman to be executed in Iceland - Hannah Kent's true talent in her novel Burial Rites lies in evoking time and place. Set in the desolate far north of Iceland in 1829, what *really* happened to accused murderess...
Just a book blog
Just a book blog rated it 6 years ago
Based on true events, this is an interesting story about Agnus Magnusdottir, the last woman to be executed in Iceland.It feels as though you are with Agnus during her last days, listening as she tells her own version of what happened on the night the two men were killed.
Evangeline-Noir rated it 6 years ago
I haven't been on this site in such a long time, which I am sorry for. I just got busy with school and at some point I forgot about this site, since I also keep track of my reading progress on Goodreads. Which I think is a bit more easy and faster to do as this website. But I enjoy the whole ''blog ...
Dor Does Books
Dor Does Books rated it 6 years ago
I started reading this one an *age* ago, but somebody put a hold on it at the library so I couldn't renew it. Given the choice of incurring massive fines (it's something like 2c a day - I'm glad of the automated machines at the library because the librarians always used to apologise to me that I owe...
The City Of Invention
The City Of Invention rated it 7 years ago
Based on the true story of a Agnes Magnusdottir, a woman who was found guilty of the murder of two men in Iceland in 1828, Burial Rites explores the circumstances of that crime through her imagined words and thoughts, and through the reactions of those members of the community responsible for her cu...
Bookish Excursions
Bookish Excursions rated it 7 years ago
Burial Rites is a book that really hits you like an emotional freight train. While I've been known to shed a tear or two during movies, I'm not someone who cries while reading. Hardly ever, really (with the exception of a certain character dying at the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince...
Merle rated it 7 years ago
I’ve never known a book with such poorly realized characters to affect me so much. And that, my friends, is my rating in a nutshell. But for those who want more specifics, I will provide them. There will be SPOILERS: it’s pretty hard to spoil a book when the jacket copy tells you the ending, but I d...
Lee's Library
Lee's Library rated it 7 years ago
Wow, has my year of reading started off with a bang. I’ll start with the easy part. Iceland is a country I’ve always wanted to visit. Learning more about its history, farming culture, and the wild landscape has piqued my interest even more. I was fascinated and at times repelled by some of the bu...
knittinkitties rated it 7 years ago
If I could, I think I'd give this 4.5 stars.
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it 7 years ago
This was quite a book. Set in Iceland in 1828, it is the tale of Agnes, a servant who has been sentenced to death for murder. Sent to live with a family to work while her appeal wends it way in distant Denmark, Agnes must come to grips with the future that awaits her. Gradually, bit by bit, the trut...
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