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Melmoth by Sarah Perry
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it was amazing

If you are a witness to something horrific but do not act, are you complicit?

Based on the legend of the wandering Jew and Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Robert Maturin, Sarah Perry's Melmoth is a woman who denies the resurrection of Jesus and is then cursed to walk the earth forever being a witness to all things terrible. Through second-hand accounts we learn about her visitations to various times and places and learn the terrible things that people have done and do to others. We also follow a couple of present day characters as they experience the terror of Melmoth for themselves.

Not for the faint of heart or those who shy away from difficult moral questions.

This is a captivating read and one I will be pointing out to my customers.

Review copy provided by the publisher.

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Reading Progress

July 6, 2018 – Shelved
Started Reading
July 24, 2018 – Finished Reading

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