A serious novel, beautifully written and conceived, this story looks deeply into the personal and political, which in Ireland, perhaps cannot be separated.
Great narration. "When she needed an accent from Sligo, a small northwestern pocket of Ireland, for Sebastian Barry's new novel, THE SECRET SCRIPTURE , she found help in an audio archive of international English dialects. It yielded 90 seconds of a Sligo voice, which, she says, "I played every half hour or so as I was recording to remind me of the right sound."" - Audiofilemagazine.com
"...Barry’s homage to the holiness of life, in which experience and narrative are inseparable." - The New York Times Sunday Book Review.
Books that share this quality (a life unlived, yet...) - A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
Lyrically written, Barry captures the Irish troubles and its effect on the innocent. Though the story travels through time, it is seemlessly told.
narration was very good
story was a bit tedious in middle but picked up at the end
I listened to this on audio and was enchanted. A good story.
Marvellous book; beautiful story
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