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The Secret Chord

de Geraldine Brooks

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"A rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of People of the Book and March. With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Now, Brooks takes on one of literature's richest and most enigmatic figures: a man who shimmers between history and legend. Peeling away the myth to bring David to life in Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.The Secret Chord provides new context for some of the best-known episodes of David's life while also focusing on others, even more remarkable and emotionally intense, that have been neglected. We see David through the eyes of those who love him or fear him - from the prophet Natan, voice of his conscience, to his wives Mikal, Avigail, and Batsheva, and finally to Solomon, the late-born son who redeems his Lear-like old age. Brooks has an uncanny ability to hear and transform characters from history, and this beautifully written, unvarnished saga of faith, desire, family, ambition, betrayal, and power will enthrall her many fans."… (més)
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    Queenmaker de India Edghill (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: In these historical novels, the Biblical King David emerges as a complex, flawed man willing to do whatever it takes to achieve his ambitions. The Secret Chord is framed as the prophet Nathan's chronicle; David's first wife Michal narrates Queenmaker.… (més)
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    The Red Tent de Anita Diamant (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Transcending their scriptural origins, the subjects of these biographical novels become complex, flawed human beings whose strengths and weaknesses shape their lives. The Secret Chord depicts King David of Israel; The Red Tent introduces Dinah, daughter of the Biblical Jacob.… (més)
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    The Song of Achilles de Madeline Miller (novelcommentary)
    novelcommentary: Similar narrative idea
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Brooks is a first-class storyteller, always, but it's disappointing that, in her zeal to tell the story of Nathan as a prophet and seer, she implied that some truly horrific abuse of women was sanctioned by God as a means to a preordained end. Her carefully researched, detailed expansion of the bare-bones biblical story is intriguing, but not even slightly theologically daring. This isn't what I've come to expect of Brooks. ( )
  IVLeafClover | Jun 21, 2022 |
rabck from kaila-ann; The author culls the pieces of King David that are scattered in different books of the old and new Testament, to paint this composite historical fiction tale mostly told by the prophet Natan who writes down what he knows, and what some of David's wives know. While David is often beloved, he is also a murderous man with poor self control. Mahy, many battles once he wrests control from King Saul, and then sets to unify the various tribes under himself, sometimes willing and sometimes by brute force. ( )
  nancynova | May 15, 2022 |
3.5 stars

I grew up learning the same stories of David ad nauseam. How he slew Goliath. How he eluded Saul. How he became King. How he committed adultery with Bathsheba. It was all about the rise of David and the beginning of the fall. This book is about when his life kept falling into collapse.

The book is narrated by Nathan, his seer. David directs him to interview the people who knew him best. David wanted Nathan to write down the man he was and not just be remembered in history for his deeds.

This book was at times riveting and haunting. Other times confusing. Hearing the stories from his wives were closer to the riveting and haunting. The first part of the book mostly had Nathan listening to stories from David's past. Sometimes the present was intermixed making the story confusing. Making it more confusing was the author made the choice to use the Hebrew names instead of the more familiar English ones. This was compounded by a whole cast of members from David family whose names are not well-known but had major parts in the novel.

This book made me ponder and wonder. It gets really graphic in terms of sex and violence and if you're looking for a book that paints David in a holy light, look elsewhere.

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  wellington299 | Feb 19, 2022 |
The story of David's life is told by his seer/prophet, Natan, whose father he killed for not providing supplies when requested. Natan was very young and prophesied that David would become king, unite the twelve Jewish tribes, and leave a long line of descendents. The book switches from Natan's and/or his interviewee's remembrances to the time King David asked him to write his history after David became king and united the tribes to the ascendance of King Solomon, David's son by Batsheba. ( )
  baughga | Feb 11, 2022 |
I am a big fan of Geraldine Brooks yet this book did not interest me as her others. Still meticulously researched I am perplexed by the story of David and the brutality of the time. He is an anti-hero if ever there was one. ( )
  pruthomas | Dec 14, 2021 |
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"It isn’t for me to argue with Scripture, but I will say that Geraldine Brooks’s latest novel, “The Secret Chord” — a thundering, gritty, emotionally devastating reconsideration of the story of King David — makes a masterly case for the generative power of retelling."
afegit per bookfitz | editaNew York Times, Alana Newhouse (Oct 22, 2015)
 
"Though she offers no compelling alternative read of David, the fact that she manages to faithfully reconstruct the story is itself something of a feat, as is her evocation of a highly complex character in a manner that is at once critical and also deeply sympathetic."
 
"But in making David so satisfyingly human, Brooks has crafted from The Secret Chord a compelling read, contemporary in its relevance."
afegit per bookfitz | editaThe Guardian, Meredith Jaffe (Oct 7, 2015)
 
"From the texture of wool tunics, the fragility of clay tablets, and the easy grazing of goats to the outsized pride of the men, the unquestioned subjugation of women, and the hot brutality of the nonstop battles, Brooks’s vision of the biblical world is enrapturing."
 
"In many ways, “The Secret Chord” reads like a prose poem, with battle after battle recounted in detail, but it’s a page turner of a poem."
afegit per bookfitz | editaWashington Post, Alice Hoffman (Sep 28, 2015)
 
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"A rich and utterly absorbing novel about the life of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of People of the Book and March. With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Now, Brooks takes on one of literature's richest and most enigmatic figures: a man who shimmers between history and legend. Peeling away the myth to bring David to life in Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.The Secret Chord provides new context for some of the best-known episodes of David's life while also focusing on others, even more remarkable and emotionally intense, that have been neglected. We see David through the eyes of those who love him or fear him - from the prophet Natan, voice of his conscience, to his wives Mikal, Avigail, and Batsheva, and finally to Solomon, the late-born son who redeems his Lear-like old age. Brooks has an uncanny ability to hear and transform characters from history, and this beautifully written, unvarnished saga of faith, desire, family, ambition, betrayal, and power will enthrall her many fans."

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