Novelist Marlon James had his first book nominated as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and his second book named a New York Times Editor’s Choice. In this, his third novel, a failing preacher in 1957 Jamaica is ousted by a fiery newcomer who sends the congregation into a frenzy of spiritual awakening—and violence.
©2005 Marlon James (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
“It’s 150-proof literary rum guaranteed to intoxicate and enchant. Highly recommended.” (Library Journal)
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Slow start. The characters were typical but well rounded. I found myself become very irritated with the blind faith of these characters which means the author did a great job of forming them and exposing their flaws. The ending was not expected. I loved the setting and the cultural beliefs of the characters. They reminded me of several family members! Overall, pretty good read.
The entire book was exceptionally gripping. Raw, beautiful, difficultly, but necessarily, thought provoking. A rewarding challenge but easy to read as each finished chapter ignited a thirst to continue listening.
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