Monday, September 2, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc, David Elliott


I found this unexpectedly in a sale at B&N, and I picked it up because I've been interested in Joan of Arc since high school. I'm really glad I did. It was a wonderful reading experience. The language is lovely and the story inspiring, so much so that I had to force myself to slow down so I could savor the read.

Some poems are from Joan's perspective, some are from people she knows like her mother and father, and some are from the perspective of inanimate objects that become important in her life--her sword, her banner, the tower she's confined in, even her hair. It was a really unique way to look at and tell a well-known story.

It's also very visual. Some of the poems are set in designs that resemble the object that's "speaking," like a sword or a crown. Kudos to both the author and the book designer, Sharismar Rodriguez. It really is a beautiful book.

No comments:

Post a Comment