The Secret Scripture - Sebastian Barry


In which characters are cruelly buffeted by the winds of fate and subsequently either die young and tragically or live long and miserably. Yes, we know that in Catholic Ireland some priests were of dubious morality and some women were treated unjustly but it all seemed too far-fetched and metaphorical to gain any emotional involvement from the reader.

1 comment:

  1. Aaaah, poor old Sebastian. I know it's nothing to do with anything but he's a very lovely man... I've never read any of his books (and going by your review, I'm unlikely to start with this one) but his plays are a bit bogged down in the worthy too. Bx