While it may be a bit too slow for some, The Sacrament offers enough tense atmosphere and intriguing ideas to satisfy discerning horror buffs. Author's "hypothesis is that the enigmatic institution, both juridical and religious, that we designate with the term oath can only be made intelligible if it is situated within a perspective in which it calls into question the very nature of man as a speaking being and a political animal" (11). Also it is important to note that a sacrament is “entrusted to the Church” (CCC 1131). Sister Johanna, a French nun, had been sent to Iceland to investigate charges of abuse of school boys. It sneaks up on you. Amazing ordeal, well told. Author Olaf Olafsson writes a story “The Sacrament” by Olaf Olafsson, narrated by Jane Copland is one of those novels that shine in audio. when she actually conducts the investigation, and finally to her "Golden Years". Copland has a melodious voice, capturing the novel’s narrator, Sister Joanna perfectly. Solid story about a nun, Johanna, sent to Iceland to investigate a sexual abuse scandal at a Catholic school. They suffer exposure and injuries and decide to eat parts of Donna's father's body for sustenance. He puts the onus on the reader. And you don't expect the end to be what it turns out to be. Matters took a momen. Yes, Norman Pischke was the pilot who died shortly after the crash. This volume includes three of those remarkable early plays: Bride in the Morning, Sugar, and The Sacrament. It's written in a deceptively simple style. It can be a bit confusing at times because the author does not tell you explicitly when there is a jump. Refresh and try again. Fantastic.” (Nickolas Butler, author of Shotgun Lovesongs and Little Faith) “The latest from Olafsson…feels at first like a classic study in Scandi noir, that austere genre of frosty characters and snow-flecked mystery. It did take me a while to realize there were three points in time (2 trips to Iceland) in the narrative. He is the author of three previous novels, The Journey Home, Absolution and Walking Into the Night, and a story collection, Valentines. The strange part is that they weren't really "starving" like the team in the book, "Alive" were. 1621 In the Latin Rite the celebration of marriage between two … I liked the character development and felt like they were real people. The strange part is that they weren't really "starving" like the team in the book, "Alive" were. Going back and forth in time and alternating between Paris and Iceland, the story takes the reader inside the abuse accusations in the church. The sacrament of marriage is really the most important gift that the bride and the groom give to each other to start their marriage. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults was revised to take into account the situation of the contemporary world by incorporating insights from the earliest centuries of the Church. The Sacrament of Holy Communion. New year! Completely demolishing the myth of soulless business executives, Olaf Olafsson (who served or still does as an Executive VP of Time Warner) has created a book with so much soul, it practically spills out of its pages. I really enjoyed this Icelandic mystery. You can't wait to finish it. I received a free e-copy of The Sacrament by Olaf Olafsson from NetGalley for my honest review. He is the author of three previous novels, The Journey Home, Absolution and Walking Into the Night, and a story collection, Valentines. As time went by, they worked on learning each other's language, but Pauline was a bit more serious about learning Icelandic. You can't wait to finish it. It sneaks up on you. During her time there, on a He is the author of three previous novels, The Journey Home, Absolution and Walking Into the Night, and a story collection, Valentines. I may go back and read it again, but feel its a 3 1/2 star book. This book is quiet. 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