Burial Rites

burialBurial Rites
by Hannah Kent
2014/ 338 pages
rating 7 / hist. fict – (Iceland)

I really enjoy books set in Greenland or Iceland, especially historical fiction, so I thought this book might be interesting. Too bad. The books by Sjon, Michael Crummy, Haldor Laxness, Peter Hoeg, Jane Smiley and others are incredibly better in many ways. The most important to me of those ways is that in Burial Rites there seems to be very little sense of being in historic Iceland – it’s just a story based on an actual event which took place in Iceland circa 1828 with some language thrown in (actually, though, what’s wrong with that?- lol)  >>>>MORE>>>>

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