Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception


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ISBN-13: 9780887847837
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Publication date: 02/28/2008
Edition description: Translatio
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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Immaculate Conception 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Niecierpek on LibraryThing 17 days ago
The novel, set in Montreal in the 1920s, starts with an arson fire in a pub, and revolves around Remouald and his father, Seraphon, and other people who find themselves connected to the burnt out shell. When it¿s done, it appears to be a scathingly critical view of the Catholic religion and how trying to live religiously to its principles leads to sexual repression and fairly awful outcomes.There were things about this novel that were brilliant. I loved the fresh, cliché free and hilarious style, with striking metaphors, and the characters that were incredibly well drawn, quirky and bordering on grotesque. Then, there were things that were not completely to my satisfaction. There were loose ends in the narration and exaggerated, unnecessary gruesomeness. It failed to enthrall me, but I saw sparkles of genius on the way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was one of the most profound books I have ever read. A book that makes you ponder on your past and present and your future. A book that makes you reflect upon oneself. Perverse and yet compelling. It is a fast read, where you can't put the book down. What is most expected is not at all! The book is well written and very well translated. It is an excellant book!