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The Secret Scripture: A Novel

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Booker Award Finalist!

This is the haunting story of an elderly woman who has lived quietly in a mental hospital for many years. The resident doctor becomes interested in her case and digs up her history in an attempt to decide if she really is insane.
This book has been short listed for...
This is the haunting story of an elderly woman who has lived quietly in a mental hospital for many years. The resident doctor becomes interested in her case and digs up her history in an attempt to decide if she really is insane.
This book has been short listed for the Booker award and it¿s easy to see why. Lyrical prose combined with a captivating plot make for a book I couldn't put down. Above all I loved the pacing, the book starts out slowly, all about the beautiful writing, and then the plot takes over, building to a big climax.
I listened to the audio version of this. Wanda McCaddon's Irish accent really added to the atmosphere and context of the story. She does an especially impressive job with elderly Roseanne's voice versus young Roseanne's voice. I highly recommend listening to this one!

posted by Frisbeesage on October 15, 2008

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

The synopsis sums it up

The synopsis is better and more interesting than the actual book. It pretty much told you the whole story. I just couldn't get into the book. I tried reading the middle and end to see if it interests me enough and I will start reading from the beginning but it didn't...
The synopsis is better and more interesting than the actual book. It pretty much told you the whole story. I just couldn't get into the book. I tried reading the middle and end to see if it interests me enough and I will start reading from the beginning but it didn't.

posted by Anonymous on October 7, 2008

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