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The Good People by Hannah Kent
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Much like Burial Rites, I really enjoyed the beginning and end of The Good People. And much like Burial Rites I found the pace slowing in the middle of the work. Kent must be congratulated on her detailed descriptions of place which really made the story for me. Atmosphere is everything. It was an interesting narrative but I was not drawn into Kent's imagined world as much as I thought I would be, particularly considering the reviews the work has garnered. The first few chapters were chock full of detailed character descriptions which I found a bit indulgent, but she did set the scene incredibly well and after that Kent found her stride. The ending was very deftly handled and for me was a highlight of the work, folk-lore versus reality and the law of the land.
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Reading Progress

October 3, 2016 – Started Reading
October 3, 2016 – Shelved
October 3, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
October 19, 2016 – Finished Reading

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