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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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A Wilder Tale Than You Might Expect

Please do not think that this book is simply about a bridge. The bridge is nothing more than a link, a wampeter, as Vonnegut would say. The books details the lives of extraordinarily interesting individuals until they all share their demise on the the bridge of San Lu...
Please do not think that this book is simply about a bridge. The bridge is nothing more than a link, a wampeter, as Vonnegut would say. The books details the lives of extraordinarily interesting individuals until they all share their demise on the the bridge of San Luis Rey. It also sneaks in deep religious question. These questions are the purpose of critiquing the fall of the bridge, and the victims, if you would refer to them as such. A good book to read casually, a good book to read anyway.

posted by Anonymous on August 3, 2000

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

I recently found that this is our next years Big Read book. I wanted to be ahead of the game and read it in 2 days. It is something that I would not normally read. It's a story set back in the 1600's in South America. The footbridge fell, sending 5 people to their d...
I recently found that this is our next years Big Read book. I wanted to be ahead of the game and read it in 2 days. It is something that I would not normally read. It's a story set back in the 1600's in South America. The footbridge fell, sending 5 people to their death. A monk witnessed it, and decided to find out about the 5 people who were on that bridge. Was it divine intervention or fate? This book tells about each of those people and the events that led up to them being on that bridge when it collapsed.

For me, it was a challenge to read at first. Once I got past that first character, I couldn't put the book down until it was finished.

posted by -justmyopinion- on July 7, 2009

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    Posted October 28, 2008

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