10 comments on “The Butchers’ Blessing by Ruth Gilligan | Book Review

  1. I enjoyed reading about the curses, Callum. I’m inclined to believe in them – sheer power of will. And I agree about finding reasons and confirmations for whatever you believe. We all do that, I think. Everyone has their own way of bringing order to the chaos of the world.

  2. Great review! I initially had a hard time parsing the synopsis of this book to understand what the story actually is, but the more I hear about it the more intrigued I am by the themes and cultural aspects. I think I’ll look for a copy after all and give it a go. I also liked your piece on curses- I say ‘kibosh’ a lot so it was interesting to get a bit of the history on that word, which I never knew was related to a curse!

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