Beautifully written, it reeks of authenticity. You get a real sense of how harsh and arbitrary life must have been in Iceland nearly 200 years ago. I agree with the attached review, though - the novel really sings when it's written in the voice of Agnes. The constant shift in person can be distracting.

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent – review

Beautifully written, it reeks of authenticity. You get a real sense of how harsh and arbitrary life must have been in Iceland nearly 200 years ago. I agree with the attached review, though - the novel really sings when it's written in the voice of Agnes. The constant shift in person can be distracting.

De laatste rituelen van Hannah Kent- Noord-IJsland, 1829. Agnes Magnúsdóttir wordt schuldig bevonden aan de moord op twee mannen. Ze wordt in afwachting van haar executie ondergebracht op de boerderij van Jón Jónsson en zijn gezin. De laatste rituelen is gebaseerd op een ware gebeurtenis. Hannah Kent beschrijft in kristalhelder proza het harde leven in IJsland, waarbij een hoofdrol is weggelegd voor het overweldigende landschap.

De laatste rituelen van Hannah Kent- Noord-IJsland, 1829. Agnes Magnúsdóttir wordt schuldig bevonden aan de moord op twee mannen. Ze wordt in afwachting van haar executie ondergebracht op de boerderij van Jón Jónsson en zijn gezin. De laatste rituelen is gebaseerd op een ware gebeurtenis. Hannah Kent beschrijft in kristalhelder proza het harde leven in IJsland, waarbij een hoofdrol is weggelegd voor het overweldigende landschap.

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent – review  The most thought provoking read I've had in a long time and a contender for my best read of the year.  This is a must read if you haven't already.

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent – review

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent – review The most thought provoking read I've had in a long time and a contender for my best read of the year. This is a must read if you haven't already.

Ölü Gömme Törenleri - Hannah Kent

Ölü Gömme Törenleri - Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent: On Burial Rites, her first novel, and the imposter phenomenon - Yahoo! Lifestyle UK

Hannah Kent: On Burial Rites, her first novel, and the imposter phenomenon

Hannah Kent: On Burial Rites, her first novel, and the imposter phenomenon - Yahoo! Lifestyle UK

Düster, eindringlich, grandios! „Das Seelenhaus“ von Hannah Kent ist ein fesselnder Island-Bestseller nach einem wahren Fall. #roman #bücher #weltbild

Düster, eindringlich, grandios! „Das Seelenhaus“ von Hannah Kent ist ein fesselnder Island-Bestseller nach einem wahren Fall. #roman #bücher #weltbild

Good People (Hardcover) (Hannah Kent)

Good People (Hardcover) (Hannah Kent)

'It was the drop of a match. I did not see that we were surrounded by tinder until I felt it burst into flames' Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

'It was the drop of a match. I did not see that we were surrounded by tinder until I felt it burst into flames' Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

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