I’ve been a bad blogger. In my defense, however, there’s been a pandemic and life seems to have just slowed down. A lot.
While we’ve been staying home, we’ve done a lot of projects around the house. I’ve been painting and refinishing furniture, rearranging the house, painting walls, etc. I’ve started doing needlepoint and cross stitch again. We got a dog. And I’ve been doing a lot of reading.
The Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian was one of the books I read. It was recommended by a friend, and since I’d also read one of his previous books, The Flight Attendant, I decided to read this too. I loved it.
Of course, I love historical fiction and learning about something while enjoying a fun read. This was perfect. I found myself searching things that were mentioned in the book (spider), people from the era (1662) etc.
I also found myself talking to the main character, Mary, in the book. well, that’s not really accurate. I found myself scolding Mary, gasping out loud when she did something I thought was stupid. I was immersed in the story, angry on her behalf, and shocked by events that happened.
I don’t want to give too much of the plot away, but it’s set during the time of the Salem Witch Trials. And… no, I’m going to stop there. It’s really good. The story will suck you in and you’ll keep thinking about Mary and all of the other characters.
Go get The Hour of the Witch. And if you enjoy it, get The Flight Attendant too (also really good!)