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Review: Iceland's Bell

User Review  - John McQuaid - Goodreads

I loved this book. It didn't sound promising going in, given that the plot is built around several decades-long legal disputes in Iceland, circa 1700. So you learn a lot about the origins of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vlad - Goodreads

From the INTRODUCTION: At first glance, Iceland's Bell has few strikes against it when it comes to attracting American readers. To begin with, there is the author's name. Who is Halldor Laxness anyway ... Read full review

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User Review  - Geoff Balme - Goodreads

Close historical fiction from an area I knew very little about. The hardships people endured in this remote wild, crushed by poverty, Danish oppression, politics and religion make for an often ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

This was a very interesting read---not for the faint of heart. Having some knowledge of Icelandic history and early literature is helpful. The story is huge and intricate at the same time. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mikercr - Goodreads

I liked the book, although it has some heavy parts. It is based on a dark period of history for Iceland people. Read full review

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User Review  - Sharon Li - Goodreads

beautible and evokative epic saga set in late 17th century Iceland. Laxness's rich satire of the political atmosphere of the era definitely piqued my interest in Icelandic culture. This book is a supreme example of the power of the arts in the promotion of one's country. Read full review

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User Review  - Bibliofilos - Goodreads

Not an easy book to read on an ereader due to the complex names and MANY footnotes. I kept on 'losing' the storylines of the main characters. Beautifully written, thats why i finished the book, but did not completely grab me. Some books should not be read as an ebook. This is one of them. Read full review

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User Review  - Kay Robart - Goodreads

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User Review  - Conrad - Goodreads

In reading this book, I was reminded of "Candide" by Voltaire. It has a similar feel to it in its use of humor and satire. I thought it was okay and somewhat interesting but it didn't grab me enough ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katherine - Goodreads

*3.5 stars. "The mire seemed to be endless and the travelers floundered for a good part of the night in this forecourt of Hell" (14). " 'I beg my venerable excellencies to pay no attention to this she ... Read full review

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