Mark Shea pans new book, The Testament of Mary
CWN - December 12, 2012
In Catholic World Report, Mark Shea reports that an execrable new book from Ireland, The Testament of Mary, by Colm Tóibín, is the “latest piece of Catholic-hating detritus to wash up on our shores from the Emerald Isle.”
This book, Shea says, fulfills the “twice-annual need of God-haters in corporate publishing to find some sort of media phenomenon that will insult and blaspheme Christianity for Easter and Christmas.”
Warming to his task, Shea describes Tóibín’s book as “a by-the-numbers hatchet job written in sensitive, spare, and poetic diction for the delectation of UK and New York Chattering Classes and dipped in a bath of relentless, willful sadness and bitterness.”
The review’s final words are almost an anticlimax, describing the book as “this tragic, worthless lie.”
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