Burial Rites: A Review

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (ISBN: 971742612829,338 pages Pub 2013)
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (ISBN: 971742612829,338 pages Pub 2013)

Have you ever had one of those reading experiences where you wonder – is this book difficult or is it just me? Well, I was left feeling that way about Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. This novel, set in Iceland in the 19th century, has been out for a while and has garnered a lot of praise from critics and readers alike. Which is why I was so eager to finally read this.

Based on real events, Burial Rites recounts the story of the last criminal to be executed in Iceland – a woman named Agnes who was accused of taking part in the brutal murders of two men.The novel starts at the farm where Agnes is to be brought to serve out her last days on earth before her execution. Continue reading