zaterdag 5 maart 2016

Arthur Miller: The Crucible

Hi everyone

This review is of a play by Arthur Miller; The Crucible.
My book has 127 pages and I got it from Book Depository.

 “Arthur Miller's classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 – 'one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history' – and the McCarthyism which gripped America in the 1950s. The story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice, culminating in a violent climax, is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations.”

I loved it.
This book is amazing.

Even though it’s tiny, the book is filled to the brim with raw, unbridled emotion. It is hard, it is cruel and it is deeply saddening.
The book is powerful, gripping, very fast, full of passion, fascinating, creepy, dark, chilling and tragic. All at the same time.
The writing is amazing, it almost reads like a novel instead of a play and it is wonderfully realistic.

It is simply incredible and I can’t get it out of my head.

4 STARS

Happy reading.
Helena