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Sacred Hunger

Sacred Hunger Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Beautifully and sensitively written, Unsworth has my respect for writing this novel about the nuances of the human mind He deftly portrays his characters with a fine quill...the looks on their faces are described with humour and yet also with compassion or the understanding of the finer degrees of foolishness or the ugliness of greed or selfishness. The horrors of a slave vessel are not glossed over, and I put down the book for months because I wasn't ready to finish it...but I'm glad I did. Thanks, Barry! One of the finer historical novels I have ever read.

If you like reading Wilbur Smith, or you liked Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes, you will like this novel.

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