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Morality Play by Barry Unsworth
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This story is set in 14th century England and evokes aspects of medieval life in all its grimness and squalor. The tone and style seem authentic to the period, and although the story moved along slowly for such a short novel, the mystery or drama - when it finally reached its climax - was well thought out.
The bulk of the novel is devoted to the life of the players, incl. various hand gestures and their meanings as well as the ability to improvise verse and rhymes. Relatively interesting though not gripping.
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Reading Progress

January 29, 2013 – Started Reading
January 29, 2013 – Shelved
January 31, 2013 –
page 92
February 4, 2013 – Finished Reading

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