Thursday, February 17, 2011

Convent by Panos Karnezis

This is a story about a newborn abandoned on the steps of a remote convent.  The books is set in an isolated area of Spain.  The author has done a great job with the book's atmosphere.  The Mother Superior of the convent wants to keep the child for her own personal reasons.  However, the other nuns do not understand her motivation and much jealousy and problems ensue.  Many of the books incidents are just too predictable and you can see what is coming but the writing is good and the the author knows how to tell a story.


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1 comment:

  1. I was disheartened by the ending of this book. I wanted a forgivable act of resolution. However, it was a thought provoking read, and a reminder that humanity will remain forever constant, even underneath a protected shroud of religion.