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The Secret Chord: A Novel - Geraldine Brooks
The Secret Chord: A Novel
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780670025770 (0670025771)
ASIN: 0670025771
Publisher: Viking
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
3.0 The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
I greatly admire Brooks' works and the voice she gives to historical characters, so I looked forward to seeing what she would do with the Biblical King David. Considering the drama of David's life, this novel was surprisingly uninteresting. Told from the point-of-view of the prophet Nathan, David...
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4.0 The Secret Chord
I should preface this review by saying that I am not a fan of all historical fiction, but I will read anything Geraldine Brooks writes. And honestly, she picks some themes that make me wonder about my blind faith in her. The plague. The first Native American to graduate Harvard. The Sarajevo Haggada...
Thewanderingjew rated it
4.0 A reimagining of how David became the king of the Jews
This is the fifth book in the Craig Page series. It is a fast-paced thriller that always has another card up its sleeve to entice the reader to read on and be entertained. Once I started reading, I was hooked. The book simply kidnapped my complete attention. Several themes play out together, and alt...
Reader! Reader!
Reader! Reader! rated it
3.0 The Secret Chord
I have loved 3 of Geraldine Brooks' novels. This one, though, fell flat for me. I did not find Natan's narration—exciting? interesting? Basically, it was just dry. Natan does explain how, as seer, he must accept what he sees and not try to change things. So he tries to calmly accept what bad thing...
Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it
5.0 A fascinating King David, warts and all.
Thanks to Net Galley and to Little Brown Books UK for offering me a free copy of The Secret Chord in exchange for an honest review. I’ve always thought that the Bible, the Old Testament in particular, is full of fantastic stories, and there are very few plots you won’t find there. Fratricide: check....
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