After more than a year away, it was a pleasure to return and visit Father Tim and his friends. After an action thriller and a political biography, the charming village that Karon has created was refreshing. I will certainly buy the next installment.
And you thought modern American politics is dirty! I enjoyed the vivid portrayal of daily life including personal interactions, which were realistically presented. I also appreciated the author's avoidance of cheap thrills from vivid descriptions of the bloodier parts.
I wasn't sorry to have spent the time. It is a good basic story by my standards. I would have appreciated being warned that it is meant for a teenager. A horse telling his story? (I had a few similar misgivings about Racing in the Rain as well, but somehow it was bettter.) I also felt that the conversation between the people were less than convincing, a flaw in the writing, not the performance). Is the performer really English? Until I listened carefully, I thought we were in Ireland, but maybe that was my problem.
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