The Morning Watch by James Agee

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The Morning Watch by James Agee
Sat, 08-18-2012 - 11:39am

This book was about a 12 year old boy's spiritual revelation both while in church and in nature during the early morning hours of Good Friday.  The setting is a catholic boarding school in the mountains of Tennessee.

I got through this short novel (120 pages), but almost shut the book without finishing it.  This is the second book by James Agee I've read and I had the same experience with the first one.  It's just his writing style I don't enjoy.  Both books I read made me sit and think for a while.  I like books like that.  They come few and far between.  I find the writing style ponderous and hard to get through.