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The Time of the Angels
The Time of the Angels: A Novel | Iris Murdoch
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In a crumbling London rectory after the Second World War, a priest descends into madness in this tale of good and evil by a Man Booker Prize winner. Carel Fisher was once a bastion of faith, a shining example of Anglican goodness and Christian values. But time and circumstance have worn him down as surely as the bombs of the Blitz have broken apart the very walls around him. His convictions have vanished and his belief in mankind has tarnished. Imprisoned within his own mind and the decaying walls of his ruined rectory, he has few companions left: his niece and his household staff, all of whom become collateral damage as Father Carels reality becomes a twisted mirror for his views on the human condition. As relationships and desires, resentments and retributions, begin to crowd the small church, secrets are revealed that will shatter the lives of all involved, no matter how good or innocent they are. At once haunting and mysterious, The Time of the Angels is a captivating tale of madness and morality that excites and delights, while calling into question ideas of religion and decency in a world torn apart by the aftereffects of war (The New York Times).
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Mehso-so

Oh dear. After a promising start, this proved a bit of a disappointment. There were some hallmarks of classic Murdoch: intellectuals stricken with doubt and emotionally dislocated young women, but somehow it never really worked, and all too often it was simply downright unpleasant. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1272539.The_Time_of_the_Angels. #irismurdoch #thetimeoftheangels #philosophy #modernliterature #fiction

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Easing into another weekend on The Hill with a classy book (and even classier bookmark 😄). Somehow I don‘t seem to have read this one yet. I thought I had read all her novels #irismurdoch #thetimeoftheangels #muswellhill #n10 #muswellhillbilly #cotebrasseriemuswellhill #book #books #currentlyreading #surestart #booksamdcoffee #coffeeandbooks #caffeine #caffeineaddict #wakeupandsmellthecoffee #wakeupandsmellthecoffin #muswellhillsaturday #bookmark