The Sin Eater PDF ☆ The Sin eBook Ý

The Sin Eater PDF ☆ The Sin eBook Ý


10 thoughts on “The Sin Eater

  1. Moonkiszt Moonkiszt says:

    I m reading outside my current database and because I know very little about Catholic references, I suspect I be missing a great deal in Alice Thomas Ellis s first book I do believe I will have spoilers below But I m not even sure on that First, upon launching in I had no idea that a sin eater is really a thing, and not just a clever book title So Had to look that up, googled it Sin eaterThe term sin eater refers to a person who, through ritual means, would take on by means of fo I m reading outside my current database and because I know very little about Catholic references, I suspect I be missing a great deal in Alice Thomas Ellis s first book I do believe I will have spoilers below But I m not even sure on that First, upon launching in I had no idea that a sin eater is really a thing, and not just a clever book title So Had to look that up, googled it Sin eaterThe term sin eater refers to a person who, through ritual means, would take on by means of food and drink the sins of a household, often because of a recent death, thus absolving the soul and allowing that person to rest in peace In the study of folklore sin eating is considered a form of religious magic This ritual is said to have been practised in parts of England and Scotland, and allegedly survived until the late 19th or early 20th century in Wales and the adjoining Welsh Marches of Shropshire and Herefordshire, as well as certain portions of Appalachia in America Traditionally, it was performed by a beggar, and certain villages maintained their own sin eaters They would be brought to the dying person s bedside, where a relative would place a crust of bread on the breast of the dying and pass a bowl of ale to him over the corpse After praying or reciting the ritual, he would then drink and remove the bread from the breast and eat it, the act of which would remove the sin from the dying person and take it into himself.Then we moved from one odd character to another I had to chart it out Finally, I realized this was about a father in the process of dying upstairs I was delighted by Ermyn s whimsical, distracted way of thinking reminded me of me Everyone else not very nice Began to think Dad was dying out of self defense, although from almost all perspectives except Ermyn s when conscious and living his life he seems to have been a Piece of Work This is English Writing Of A Certain Type wicked humor if you get it woven in prose that is plain and either culinary or botanical Or obtusely sexual odd sex, of course, nothing mundane Because of that, and my habit of reading hard books this was a physical book in a horizontal aspect right prior to serious snoring, I found my head hitting the book repeatedly in other words most people I know would find this a sleepy, vague read, as I did through some parts.Then the last 2 pages What the hell If this book were written now, in the current psychological thriller model, the last page would be the first, and the rest of the book fleshed out to explain that crazy scheme gone wrong Meanwhile, back upstairs, Dad does finally, finally die after everybody and their brother spend bedroom visits over his unconscious prone self and chat about what s for tea, mostly He s alone when he finally goes, after all About that time Erymn is having a moment lying on her back in a bush during a party outside with neighbors and family celebrating Himself So I think Ermyn is the SinEater, taking on all the crazy failings of the gathered crowd But not that last one, right Anyone I look forward to any and all guidance I will continue my Alice Thomas Ellis track to see if it gets clearer.Bemused, but because I m compelled to call for translations, I gotta go with 3 stars which are probably for me, not the author


  2. Ann Ann says:

    One of Alice Thomas Ellis disquieting domestic tales A family gathers at the old home while the patriarch is dying Sister in law Rose is up to mischief, sister in law Angela is in the throes of middle aged adulterous passion and younger son Michael Angela s husband is up to no good with the housekeeper s grandson Murder hangs heavily in the air in the last chapter This is ATE s first novel, and some of her themes are already recognizable the unconventional female protagonist, the youn One of Alice Thomas Ellis disquieting domestic tales A family gathers at the old home while the patriarch is dying Sister in law Rose is up to mischief, sister in law Angela is in the throes of middle aged adulterous passion and younger son Michael Angela s husband is up to no good with the housekeeper s grandson Murder hangs heavily in the air in the last chapter This is ATE s first novel, and some of her themes are already recognizable the unconventional female protagonist, the young woman longing for God, the assorted pompous family members and acquaintances This is a recommended read for anyone who likes their humor mixed in with a little edge of discomfort


  3. Gail Marie Gail Marie says:

    Ellis is one of my new favorite authors I d read another one of her novels, The Inn at the Edge of the World, and like it enough or thought it strange enough without being off putting that I picked up another one of her novels at the library the last time I was there And I m delighted I did.You can choose just about any paragraph from this book and enjoy every sentence without familiarity of the story or the characters just for the combinations of words Like this one Ermyn was nervou Ellis is one of my new favorite authors I d read another one of her novels, The Inn at the Edge of the World, and like it enough or thought it strange enough without being off putting that I picked up another one of her novels at the library the last time I was there And I m delighted I did.You can choose just about any paragraph from this book and enjoy every sentence without familiarity of the story or the characters just for the combinations of words Like this one Ermyn was nervous of the parish priest He was a dour man, unsmiling and abstracted, with none of the merry charm that so frequently disfigures the Catholic clergy in the colder countries She thought Rose brave, but wondered whether she was good she was pure, but so were some poisons in that unadulterated sense Ermyn still thought of goodness as being kind to animals, brushing your teeth night and morning, and helping Or this one He was unwilling to discuss his marriage in front of Rose since it made her laugh For some reason he had married a small but powerful and foul tempered Scot with pretty, vicious features, a great mass of hair and a tendency to give way to intermittent fits of drunken violence Her life, she was wont to tell him, was centered in her children, of whom there were three, and she didn t give a damn for anyone else not anyone, d ye hear How much the reader knows of Ermyn, Rose and he with just these few sentences Imagine a book full of them That is Ms Ellis


  4. Victoria Ryan Victoria Ryan says:

    I wonder if readers who didn t enjoy this book would feel differently if they knew it was Catholic fiction or if that would make them put it down Maybe they did know and it didn t affect their enjoyment one way or the other Catholic fiction must be, first of all, a good, well written story which some readers didn t agree it was I liked the story In addition, I enjoyed the Catholic symbolism and analogies for example there s a sheep in the yard and there s the Goat bar that reference the s I wonder if readers who didn t enjoy this book would feel differently if they knew it was Catholic fiction or if that would make them put it down Maybe they did know and it didn t affect their enjoyment one way or the other Catholic fiction must be, first of all, a good, well written story which some readers didn t agree it was I liked the story In addition, I enjoyed the Catholic symbolism and analogies for example there s a sheep in the yard and there s the Goat bar that reference the separation of sheep from goats as mentioned in the New Testament The Welsh myth, from which the title comes, lets the reader know that this isn t just a family quarrel drama its about sin, sinning, and recognizing the need for forgiveness It was a different kind of read from say, Maeve Binchy, but I still enjoyed it I did think it had a slow start, though


  5. Ava Ava says:

    This is easily my favourite book ever, and I simply have to tell someone why.Alice Thomas Ellis has created a small slice of life in this book which is so believable, so charming and yet so bitingly sardonic, that years after finishing this novel for the first time I can still picture with worrying accuracy the small seaside town in which it is set.During the course of the story, we follow the lives of several members of a well off Welsh family, who have come to visit their ailing patriarch.Am This is easily my favourite book ever, and I simply have to tell someone why.Alice Thomas Ellis has created a small slice of life in this book which is so believable, so charming and yet so bitingly sardonic, that years after finishing this novel for the first time I can still picture with worrying accuracy the small seaside town in which it is set.During the course of the story, we follow the lives of several members of a well off Welsh family, who have come to visit their ailing patriarch.Among the familial strife that naturally occurs, we have the eldest son s wife, Rose Although she could be loosely seen as the main character of the novel, her thoughts are never fully known to the reader All we really know is that she s Irish, Catholic and not fond of her fashionably Conservative sister in law, Angela a feeling which is shown to be very much mutual Another standout character is Ermyn, the only daughter of the family Ermyn longs to be a nun, and is becoming increasingly despondent about her current life The whole story is very entrenched in Catholic tradition, and an overarching theme is the clash between old and new, modern and ancient Ellis is a very witty writer, and much of the prose is very droll in nature this book might not be everyone s cup of tea, but my paperback edition is beckoning me right now for another re read


  6. Jocelyn Jocelyn says:

    Last night I finished reading The Sin Eater Wow What can I say This book had me enthralled Wickedly clever and disturbingly spot on This is a biting satire propelled by fascinating, if nasty, characters Alice Thomas Ellis is a fine writer who knows the power of showing rather than telling The deep set ways in which the class divides view each other with suspicion and distaste, and the Welsh ways with a smattering of Welsh words too all combine to give a convincing, authentic picture of Last night I finished reading The Sin Eater Wow What can I say This book had me enthralled Wickedly clever and disturbingly spot on This is a biting satire propelled by fascinating, if nasty, characters Alice Thomas Ellis is a fine writer who knows the power of showing rather than telling The deep set ways in which the class divides view each other with suspicion and distaste, and the Welsh ways with a smattering of Welsh words too all combine to give a convincing, authentic picture of the way it was, and reveal the sad truth beneath the fiction And when Angela recounts an incident of mixing with the working class at some school function and declares how glad she is that class distinctions have disappeared, well it s just hilarious, proving how blind the upper classes were to their own arrogance For me this tale hit home so often that I m just gobsmacked If you grew up in Wales and are old enough to remember the late 50s, I believe you ll find this will disturb some memory cobwebs


  7. Emmkay Emmkay says:

    They d been quarrelling covertly for a long time now, to the danger of other motorists Angela had a large repertory of small sounds, not usually associated with aggression She would sniff, cough, tap her fingers, hum quietly on clear stretches of road Michael used the car to startle and alarm, speeding round corners, overtaking lorries Neither of them was given to open displays of anger They came from the same background conventional, incurious, outwardly pacific But confined spaces and They d been quarrelling covertly for a long time now, to the danger of other motorists Angela had a large repertory of small sounds, not usually associated with aggression She would sniff, cough, tap her fingers, hum quietly on clear stretches of road Michael used the car to startle and alarm, speeding round corners, overtaking lorries Neither of them was given to open displays of anger They came from the same background conventional, incurious, outwardly pacific But confined spaces and solitude didn t suit them Without other people and distraction they regressed and bickered in a sexless, pre pubertal way There s some very fine writing in Ellis first novel, although the parts did not completely come together for me as a whole


  8. Valissa Valissa says:

    How does he do it I asked Karen once Suicide wasn t one of my addictions, so I didn t know He makes it sound so boring, she said That can t be all, I said He makes you imagine, she said, what it s like to be dead.


  9. Anne Anne says:

    What a pleasure to rediscover Alice Thomas Ellis One would never guess that this was her first novel, so sure is her talent She is one of those rare writers who can perfectly describe much in few words I liked this book the first time I read it years ago, but appreciated it evennow that I have read Serpent On The Rock A Personal View Of Christianityand understand a bit better her background Those who read such authors as Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, and Penelope Fitzgerald would do we What a pleasure to rediscover Alice Thomas Ellis One would never guess that this was her first novel, so sure is her talent She is one of those rare writers who can perfectly describe much in few words I liked this book the first time I read it years ago, but appreciated it evennow that I have read Serpent On The Rock A Personal View Of Christianityand understand a bit better her background Those who read such authors as Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, and Penelope Fitzgerald would do well to add Ellis to their libraries They will not be disappointed


  10. Jessica Jessica says:

    unconvinced the book had its moments if insight but o the whole it seemed somewhat pointless as a first novel it demonstrates that the writer has potential i reserve judgement untill i have read her later books this potential did simply serve to exasperate during this book, as she was unable to fulfill it she also seems to have some strange issues in her personal relationship with adjectives


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The Sin Eater ✓ The Sin Eater pdf ✪ Author Alice Thomas Ellis – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk As family members gather at the bedside of their ailing patriarch, very little is as it seems and there is an ominous tension in the air without a doubt, this is the territory of Alice Thomas Ellis Ha As family members gather at the bedside of their ailing patriarch, very little is as it seems and there is an ominous tension in the air without a doubt, this is the territory of Alice Thomas Ellis Hailed as a brilliant chronicler of the boredom, bad climate, and general creepines of the rural English countryside, she has invented her own fictional genre the supernatural comedy of manners In this, her first novel, she turns ordinary The Sin eBook Ý occasions such as a family dinner or a village cricket match into events fraught with fear and indefinable menaceDaughter in law Rose, in whose home the family patriarch is dying, manipulates the scene and her guests Angela, her conservative sister in law, and Ermyn, the visiting single daughter Rose relishes her post, displaying her gift for disarming family members by moving furniture about, making shocking remarks to Angela, and serving up mischievously seductive meals Ermyn, meanwhile, is fixating on various Bible passages, in particular the gruesome tale of the concubine in the country of the Benjamites Now, her home, a small Welsh tourist town, grows inhospitable Even Phullis, the dying man s cook and caregiver, is drawn into the eerie tension that surrounds the deathbed and the entire household In a brilliant clash of expectations and reality, the author presents a close look at the conniving that underlie a family gathered in anticipation of death.

    Load results Apple Footer Apple Support law Rose, in whose home the family patriarch is dying, manipulates the scene and her guests Angela, her conservative sister in law, and Ermyn, the visiting single daughter Rose relishes her post, displaying her gift for disarming family members by moving furniture about, making shocking remarks to Angela, and serving up mischievously seductive meals Ermyn, meanwhile, is fixating on various Bible passages, in particular the gruesome tale of the concubine in the country of the Benjamites Now, her home, a small Welsh tourist town, grows inhospitable Even Phullis, the dying man s cook and caregiver, is drawn into the eerie tension that surrounds the deathbed and the entire household In a brilliant clash of expectations and reality, the author presents a close look at the conniving that underlie a family gathered in anticipation of death."/>
  • Unknown Binding
  • 192 pages
  • The Sin Eater
  • Alice Thomas Ellis
  • English
  • 23 March 2019
  • 0715609408

About the Author: Alice Thomas Ellis

Alice Thomas Ellis was short listed for the Booker prize for The th Kingdom She is the author of A Welsh Childhood autobiography , Fairy Tales and several other novels including The Summerhouse Trilogy, made into a movie starring Jeanne Moreau and Joan Plowright.


10 thoughts on “The Sin Eater

  1. Moonkiszt Moonkiszt says:

    I m reading outside my current database and because I know very little about Catholic references, I suspect I be missing a great deal in Alice Thomas Ellis s first book I do believe I will have spoilers below But I m not even sure on that First, upon launching in I had no idea that a sin eater is really a thing, and not just a clever book title So Had to look that up, googled it Sin eaterThe term sin eater refers to a person who, through ritual means, would take on by means of fo I m reading outside my current database and because I know very little about Catholic references, I suspect I be missing a great deal in Alice Thomas Ellis s first book I do believe I will have spoilers below But I m not even sure on that First, upon launching in I had no idea that a sin eater is really a thing, and not just a clever book title So Had to look that up, googled it Sin eaterThe term sin eater refers to a person who, through ritual means, would take on by means of food and drink the sins of a household, often because of a recent death, thus absolving the soul and allowing that person to rest in peace In the study of folklore sin eating is considered a form of religious magic This ritual is said to have been practised in parts of England and Scotland, and allegedly survived until the late 19th or early 20th century in Wales and the adjoining Welsh Marches of Shropshire and Herefordshire, as well as certain portions of Appalachia in America Traditionally, it was performed by a beggar, and certain villages maintained their own sin eaters They would be brought to the dying person s bedside, where a relative would place a crust of bread on the breast of the dying and pass a bowl of ale to him over the corpse After praying or reciting the ritual, he would then drink and remove the bread from the breast and eat it, the act of which would remove the sin from the dying person and take it into himself.Then we moved from one odd character to another I had to chart it out Finally, I realized this was about a father in the process of dying upstairs I was delighted by Ermyn s whimsical, distracted way of thinking reminded me of me Everyone else not very nice Began to think Dad was dying out of self defense, although from almost all perspectives except Ermyn s when conscious and living his life he seems to have been a Piece of Work This is English Writing Of A Certain Type wicked humor if you get it woven in prose that is plain and either culinary or botanical Or obtusely sexual odd sex, of course, nothing mundane Because of that, and my habit of reading hard books this was a physical book in a horizontal aspect right prior to serious snoring, I found my head hitting the book repeatedly in other words most people I know would find this a sleepy, vague read, as I did through some parts.Then the last 2 pages What the hell If this book were written now, in the current psychological thriller model, the last page would be the first, and the rest of the book fleshed out to explain that crazy scheme gone wrong Meanwhile, back upstairs, Dad does finally, finally die after everybody and their brother spend bedroom visits over his unconscious prone self and chat about what s for tea, mostly He s alone when he finally goes, after all About that time Erymn is having a moment lying on her back in a bush during a party outside with neighbors and family celebrating Himself So I think Ermyn is the SinEater, taking on all the crazy failings of the gathered crowd But not that last one, right Anyone I look forward to any and all guidance I will continue my Alice Thomas Ellis track to see if it gets clearer.Bemused, but because I m compelled to call for translations, I gotta go with 3 stars which are probably for me, not the author

  2. Ann Ann says:

    One of Alice Thomas Ellis disquieting domestic tales A family gathers at the old home while the patriarch is dying Sister in law Rose is up to mischief, sister in law Angela is in the throes of middle aged adulterous passion and younger son Michael Angela s husband is up to no good with the housekeeper s grandson Murder hangs heavily in the air in the last chapter This is ATE s first novel, and some of her themes are already recognizable the unconventional female protagonist, the youn One of Alice Thomas Ellis disquieting domestic tales A family gathers at the old home while the patriarch is dying Sister in law Rose is up to mischief, sister in law Angela is in the throes of middle aged adulterous passion and younger son Michael Angela s husband is up to no good with the housekeeper s grandson Murder hangs heavily in the air in the last chapter This is ATE s first novel, and some of her themes are already recognizable the unconventional female protagonist, the young woman longing for God, the assorted pompous family members and acquaintances This is a recommended read for anyone who likes their humor mixed in with a little edge of discomfort

  3. Gail Marie Gail Marie says:

    Ellis is one of my new favorite authors I d read another one of her novels, The Inn at the Edge of the World, and like it enough or thought it strange enough without being off putting that I picked up another one of her novels at the library the last time I was there And I m delighted I did.You can choose just about any paragraph from this book and enjoy every sentence without familiarity of the story or the characters just for the combinations of words Like this one Ermyn was nervou Ellis is one of my new favorite authors I d read another one of her novels, The Inn at the Edge of the World, and like it enough or thought it strange enough without being off putting that I picked up another one of her novels at the library the last time I was there And I m delighted I did.You can choose just about any paragraph from this book and enjoy every sentence without familiarity of the story or the characters just for the combinations of words Like this one Ermyn was nervous of the parish priest He was a dour man, unsmiling and abstracted, with none of the merry charm that so frequently disfigures the Catholic clergy in the colder countries She thought Rose brave, but wondered whether she was good she was pure, but so were some poisons in that unadulterated sense Ermyn still thought of goodness as being kind to animals, brushing your teeth night and morning, and helping Or this one He was unwilling to discuss his marriage in front of Rose since it made her laugh For some reason he had married a small but powerful and foul tempered Scot with pretty, vicious features, a great mass of hair and a tendency to give way to intermittent fits of drunken violence Her life, she was wont to tell him, was centered in her children, of whom there were three, and she didn t give a damn for anyone else not anyone, d ye hear How much the reader knows of Ermyn, Rose and he with just these few sentences Imagine a book full of them That is Ms Ellis

  4. Victoria Ryan Victoria Ryan says:

    I wonder if readers who didn t enjoy this book would feel differently if they knew it was Catholic fiction or if that would make them put it down Maybe they did know and it didn t affect their enjoyment one way or the other Catholic fiction must be, first of all, a good, well written story which some readers didn t agree it was I liked the story In addition, I enjoyed the Catholic symbolism and analogies for example there s a sheep in the yard and there s the Goat bar that reference the s I wonder if readers who didn t enjoy this book would feel differently if they knew it was Catholic fiction or if that would make them put it down Maybe they did know and it didn t affect their enjoyment one way or the other Catholic fiction must be, first of all, a good, well written story which some readers didn t agree it was I liked the story In addition, I enjoyed the Catholic symbolism and analogies for example there s a sheep in the yard and there s the Goat bar that reference the separation of sheep from goats as mentioned in the New Testament The Welsh myth, from which the title comes, lets the reader know that this isn t just a family quarrel drama its about sin, sinning, and recognizing the need for forgiveness It was a different kind of read from say, Maeve Binchy, but I still enjoyed it I did think it had a slow start, though

  5. Ava Ava says:

    This is easily my favourite book ever, and I simply have to tell someone why.Alice Thomas Ellis has created a small slice of life in this book which is so believable, so charming and yet so bitingly sardonic, that years after finishing this novel for the first time I can still picture with worrying accuracy the small seaside town in which it is set.During the course of the story, we follow the lives of several members of a well off Welsh family, who have come to visit their ailing patriarch.Am This is easily my favourite book ever, and I simply have to tell someone why.Alice Thomas Ellis has created a small slice of life in this book which is so believable, so charming and yet so bitingly sardonic, that years after finishing this novel for the first time I can still picture with worrying accuracy the small seaside town in which it is set.During the course of the story, we follow the lives of several members of a well off Welsh family, who have come to visit their ailing patriarch.Among the familial strife that naturally occurs, we have the eldest son s wife, Rose Although she could be loosely seen as the main character of the novel, her thoughts are never fully known to the reader All we really know is that she s Irish, Catholic and not fond of her fashionably Conservative sister in law, Angela a feeling which is shown to be very much mutual Another standout character is Ermyn, the only daughter of the family Ermyn longs to be a nun, and is becoming increasingly despondent about her current life The whole story is very entrenched in Catholic tradition, and an overarching theme is the clash between old and new, modern and ancient Ellis is a very witty writer, and much of the prose is very droll in nature this book might not be everyone s cup of tea, but my paperback edition is beckoning me right now for another re read

  6. Jocelyn Jocelyn says:

    Last night I finished reading The Sin Eater Wow What can I say This book had me enthralled Wickedly clever and disturbingly spot on This is a biting satire propelled by fascinating, if nasty, characters Alice Thomas Ellis is a fine writer who knows the power of showing rather than telling The deep set ways in which the class divides view each other with suspicion and distaste, and the Welsh ways with a smattering of Welsh words too all combine to give a convincing, authentic picture of Last night I finished reading The Sin Eater Wow What can I say This book had me enthralled Wickedly clever and disturbingly spot on This is a biting satire propelled by fascinating, if nasty, characters Alice Thomas Ellis is a fine writer who knows the power of showing rather than telling The deep set ways in which the class divides view each other with suspicion and distaste, and the Welsh ways with a smattering of Welsh words too all combine to give a convincing, authentic picture of the way it was, and reveal the sad truth beneath the fiction And when Angela recounts an incident of mixing with the working class at some school function and declares how glad she is that class distinctions have disappeared, well it s just hilarious, proving how blind the upper classes were to their own arrogance For me this tale hit home so often that I m just gobsmacked If you grew up in Wales and are old enough to remember the late 50s, I believe you ll find this will disturb some memory cobwebs

  7. Emmkay Emmkay says:

    They d been quarrelling covertly for a long time now, to the danger of other motorists Angela had a large repertory of small sounds, not usually associated with aggression She would sniff, cough, tap her fingers, hum quietly on clear stretches of road Michael used the car to startle and alarm, speeding round corners, overtaking lorries Neither of them was given to open displays of anger They came from the same background conventional, incurious, outwardly pacific But confined spaces and They d been quarrelling covertly for a long time now, to the danger of other motorists Angela had a large repertory of small sounds, not usually associated with aggression She would sniff, cough, tap her fingers, hum quietly on clear stretches of road Michael used the car to startle and alarm, speeding round corners, overtaking lorries Neither of them was given to open displays of anger They came from the same background conventional, incurious, outwardly pacific But confined spaces and solitude didn t suit them Without other people and distraction they regressed and bickered in a sexless, pre pubertal way There s some very fine writing in Ellis first novel, although the parts did not completely come together for me as a whole

  8. Valissa Valissa says:

    How does he do it I asked Karen once Suicide wasn t one of my addictions, so I didn t know He makes it sound so boring, she said That can t be all, I said He makes you imagine, she said, what it s like to be dead.

  9. Anne Anne says:

    What a pleasure to rediscover Alice Thomas Ellis One would never guess that this was her first novel, so sure is her talent She is one of those rare writers who can perfectly describe much in few words I liked this book the first time I read it years ago, but appreciated it evennow that I have read Serpent On The Rock A Personal View Of Christianityand understand a bit better her background Those who read such authors as Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, and Penelope Fitzgerald would do we What a pleasure to rediscover Alice Thomas Ellis One would never guess that this was her first novel, so sure is her talent She is one of those rare writers who can perfectly describe much in few words I liked this book the first time I read it years ago, but appreciated it evennow that I have read Serpent On The Rock A Personal View Of Christianityand understand a bit better her background Those who read such authors as Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, and Penelope Fitzgerald would do well to add Ellis to their libraries They will not be disappointed

  10. Jessica Jessica says:

    unconvinced the book had its moments if insight but o the whole it seemed somewhat pointless as a first novel it demonstrates that the writer has potential i reserve judgement untill i have read her later books this potential did simply serve to exasperate during this book, as she was unable to fulfill it she also seems to have some strange issues in her personal relationship with adjectives

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