Heard about this book after spending some time in Iceland last year. The writing of this book is so atmospheric it‘s like I can feel the cool damp air coming out of the pages.
Haunting. Raw. But beautifully written. You can feel the cold Icelandic wind driving through your skin as you read. Based on the true story of the last person publicly executed in Iceland, in 1829. There were no prisons, so Agnes spent the winter before her death on a farm, working and living with the family, and telling her story. Truly haunting, fantastic read.
Very interesting book, set in Iceland in 1828. Two people are brutally murdered and the suspects are found guilty and sentenced to die. This is about one of the guilty a women called Agnes. #books
Visitint Reykjavík today and saw the block and ax used to execute Agnes Magnusdottir. This book had such a profound impact on me.
To be completely honest, I have heard of this book for some time now and have completely overlooked it, and I am not sure why. I belong to Book Riot's Tailored Book Recommendations and received this as one of my picks this quarter. Burial Rites was a complete surprise at how much I loved this book.
For my full review please visit by blog at: https://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/07/14/burial-rites/
Another recommendation from Book Riot‘s #TBR. They have been awesome at picking books out for me, so I am expecting great things.
Wasn‘t sure about switching from 3rd person to 1st person narration but stuck with the book and I‘m glad I did. Agnes is tried and found guilty of murder in 1800‘s Iceland. After being sent to live with a family and work a farm while awaiting execution, Agnes eventually begins to open up and tell her story. By the end I was heartbroken for Agnes and the family that came to believe in her. A touching story based on true events.
I got this book back yesterday and I think this is the best part about #LMPBC!! Going through everyone‘s notes has been so fun. I am so glad everyone loved this book as much as I did.
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What a beautifully written book.
I love the descriptions of nature and the harsh landscapes. The interspersed sections of poems or court letters.
I found that there was a long section from Agnes towards the end which I had to keep re reading as I couldn't keep interest but the rest was gripping.
I very much enjoyed this story of a servant in Iceland accused of murdering her master. She is sent to live with a family on a farm until her execution and slowly, but surely, they get to know her and learn that every story has two sides. The writing was beautiful and helped paint a picture of the Icelandic landscape. I much preffered this read over Alias Grace, which has a similar plot.
Have you read this?
Beautiful and haunting.
Full review at: http://bookshelfadventures.home.blog/2019/04/30/burial-rites-by-hannah-kent/
@Mynameisacolour I‘ll get this one sent out to you in a couple days. 💛🖤 #LMPBC #groupB
I've started a book club in my town and this is our first read. Does anyone have some discussion question suggestions?
This was a slow, atmospheric read about the last year in the life of of the last person executed In Iceland. She is sent to live with a family while the details of her death are worked out. Agnes eventually tells her story to the young priest charged with her religious counsel and the family who find it increasingly difficult to ignore the person who has become a part of their daily lives. Kent makes the setting come alive with her writing.
I finished this book for #lmpbc #groupb! I loved it and I can‘t wait to hear what the others think about it. This is a picture of the remains of the murdered Nathan Ketilsson‘s workshop in Iceland.
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This book is living up to my expectations! My plan of going to our mom/child workout group was derailed by a toddler who did not want to get dressed or eat breakfast or do anything but sit in front of the tv on his bicycle watching Elmo on a rainy day. So I guess it worked out perfectly for both of us.
1. -24F/ -31.1C with a windchill of -24F/-31.1C, wind only 2mph.
2. 80F/ 26.7C, in a hammock beside a lake.
3. 62F/ 16.7C to help conserve natural gas this week.
4. Any. All-weather reader here!
5. It‘s Iceland, it‘s winter, snuggle in together!
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Happy to finally pick this one up. It‘s been on my TBR for along time!
One of my absolute favorite books - based on a true story. Iceland 1828. Agnes is convicted of murder and spends her last days with the local law enforcement agent and his family. Yes, they are living under the same roof, and Agnes works alongside the family. Kent‘s debut novel is so lyrical and gorgeous, yet dark and foreboding. Highly recommend. #RunningAcrossThinIceWthTigers #WinterWonderland