Devil’s Day by Andrew Michael Hurley

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Devil's Day
Andrew Michael Hurley
General Fiction (Adult)
John Murray Press
19 Oct 2017


Every autumn, John Pentecost returns to the farm where he grew up to help gather the sheep down from the moors for the winter. Very little changes in the Endlands, but this year, his grandfather - the Gaffer - has died and John's new wife, Katherine, is accompanying him for the first time.

Each year, the Gaffer would redraw the boundary lines of the village, with pen and paper, but also through the remembrance of tales and timeless communal rituals, which keep the sheep safe from the Devil. But as the farmers of the Endlands bury the Gaffer, and prepare to gather the sheep, they begin to wonder whether they've let the Devil in after all . . .

Great setting, great idea and story, beautiful creation of characters and good story. It’s just that halfway the book the story is so slooow…

If you have the time to watch your grass grow while reading this book it is certainly worth while to read this book, sounds like a contradiction right? But really it is!

3 Stars because of the middle part, otherwise it would have been easily 4!


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