'Harvest' by Jim Crace - what our bloggers thought
We gave 10 lucky bloggers the chance to review Jim Crace's Booker Prize shortlisted novel 'Harvest'.
It tells the story of an English village under threat. As late summer steals in and the final pearls of barley are gleaned, a trio of outsiders arrive on the woodland borders. That same night, the local manor house is set on fire.
The story is set over the course of seven days, where main character Walter Thirsk sees his hamlet unmade. The harvest is blackened by smoke and fear, the new arrivals cruelly punished, and his neighbours held captive on suspicion of witchcraft. But something even darker is at the heart of his story, and he will be the only man left to tell it...
Well, we're hooked already! Jim Crace is regularly praised for his hypnotic, vivid prose, and talent for evoking a real sense of the landscape. 'Harvest' has had rave reviews, and it was shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker prize.
But the real question is - what did our bloggers think of it? Check out the linky below to read their reviews - and do add your own if you've read it too!