The Testament of Mary
A Novel by Colm Tóibín
2012 / 96 Pages
Where to start. Maybe in the middle? That seems appropriate for a review of this (thankfully!) very slim book, as it too starts in the middle.
The story of Mary is not a direct cultural touchstone for me, but I know the basics. And Tóibín here seems to be going for a sort of AU* version of the story we know.
Was Jesus the son of God, or was he a jerk who didn’t listen to his mother? His poor, poor, suffering mother.
And… then it’s over.
I gave The Testament Of Mary an extra half star because all the words were spelled correctly.
This (brief!) review was simultaneously posted at 40 Gigs and a Mule.