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Quarantine: A Novel

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A book by Jim Crace

The story of Jesus's 40 days in the wilderness is surely among the most celebrated and widely diffused narratives in Western culture. Why, then, would Jim Crace choose to retell it in strictly naturalistic, non-miraculous terms? The obvious answer would … see full wiki

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Author: Jim Crace
Publisher: Picador
1 review about Quarantine: A Novel

A strange work

  • Jul 17, 2000
I didn't really know what to expect when I purchased this book, only that the subject (Jesus's 40 day sojourn in the desert) intrigued me. Having read this strange, disquieting little book, I'm not quite sure how to respond to it. Well-written it certainly is, but I'm not quite sure that I got the point of it, or if there even is a point to get! The enigmatic ending alone was enough to make me think that I probably missed the author's intent throughout the work. If you enjoy well-written books with believeable characters, read this work: if you like your tales to at least appear to have some rhyme or reason to them, stay away from this one.

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