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"...everyone eventually gets buried..."

"Not a living creature in this place would choose to be without pastor Jon for a single day. The whole community would be grief-stricken if a hair of his noble head were harmed. To be sure it is sometimes suggested that our pastor is not overhasty regarding his parish duties, but I venture to assert upon my conscience as parish clerk that everyone eventually gets buried with all due propriety and honor, just as in other places in the country." - Halldor Laxness, Under the Glacier

Thanks, Paul, for passing this book along. The narrative does seem a bit odd so far, but I hope I'll enjoy it more than you did.

May 17, 2017 in Books | Permalink

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