Publish date: February 12th 2013
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
I was immediately engrossed in Harvest from the first chapter on. A trio of outsiders are blamed by the population of a small English village, for the burning of their lord's dovecote. So begins the disintegration of what once seemed an idyllic country life. Over one week, what began as seemingly si...
Jim Crace always writes books that are a pleasure to read. They have a certain quiet lyrical quality to them that instantly make them feel like a classic. This particular book is very pastoral as the title suggests. But it's also a quiet horror story at its core. There are parts of this book that yo...
Halfway through this novel it dawned on me that this could be interpreted as a deeply allegorical story (I'm slow on the uptake). Despite being set in olde England, when witchery and pillorys were believed in (when convenient), it could be a story of politics and class in America today. Behaviours...
“What starts with fire will end with fire, I’ve heard it said.”And so starts and ends ‘Harvest’, Jim Crace’s latest novel (and supposedly his last, as he will be retiring from writing). The fire in ‘Harvest’ is not the kind that has sky reaching blazing flames. It reminded me more of dying embers, g...