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Book Review – ‘The Secret Chord’

Title: The Secret Chord Author: Geraldine Brooks Genre: Literature/Historical Fiction Release Date: October 6, 2015 Rating: ★★★★ “1000 BC. The Second Iron Age. The time of King David. Anointed as the chosen one when just a young shepherd boy, David will rise to be king, grasping the throne and establishing his empire. But his journey is a tumultuous one and the consequences of his choices will resound for generations. In a life that arcs from obscurity to fame, he is by turns hero and traitor, glamorous young tyrant and beloved king, murderous despot and remorseful, diminished patriarch. His wives love and fear him, his sons will betray him. It falls to Natan, the courtier and prophet who both counsels and castigates David, to tell the truth about the path he must take. With stunning originality, acclaimed author Geraldine Brooks offers us a compelling portrait of a morally complex hero from this strange age – part legend, part history. Full of drama and richly drawn detail, THE SECRET CHORD is a vivid story of faith, family, desire …

October on Bitsnbooks

I’m not even going to attempt to recap September because it was a complete haze. I actually felt like there was a fog in my mind for most of it, and I didn’t even realise October was basically here until I had to write this post. I did get an OK amount of reading done though, including: The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley, which turned out to be really great in the end. House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure. An OK read, but nothing to set the literary world alight. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff – stop reading this post now and check out my review of Fates and Furies and then go get yourself a copy of the book IMMEDIATELY. It was amazing. The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray by Robert Schnakenberg. After reading this I’ve decided I want to be friends with Bill Murray. Tristano Dies by Antonio Tabucchi. A book that probably contributed to my foggy mindset – to be honest I don’t really know what I read. Undermajordomo Minor by …