Friday, July 1, 2016

Review: Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier

Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier by Tom Kizzia
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am always a sucker for a book about cults. I don't know why, I can't really explain it. I'm not sure Papa's family could be considered a true "cult", but it's got the same feeling.

I was totally engrossed in this book. I loved reading about the tiny town in Alaska (McCarthy). I actually went and found YouTube videos just so I could get a picture in my head about the context (https://youtu.be/D23aF1T7ZtA, if anyone is interested). I also found a clip of the Hales and the Buckinghams singing together (https://youtu.be/bOY7lggriRo).

I will warn readers that some of the content in the book is dark and very sad. If you followed the court case on television, you already know what to expect.

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