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John Delacourt’s “Butterfly” in one-and-a-half minutes – Video-format review

Some novels really lend themselves to being discussed in visual terms – either their subject or setting is dramatic or their tone is overt, one way or another – very stark or plain, dark or baroque, flowery or ecstatic. In the case of John Delacourt’s novel Butterfly, it has a dramatic theme and the overall feeling in the novel is one of desperation and bitterness. So here’s the review of the book in 1 minute, 37 seconds.


I thought the snippet of Karl Jenkins’ composition, Stabat Mater, is particularly apt, since the Stabat Mater is a 13th-century Christian hymn to Mary, which portrays her suffering as Jesus Christ’s mother during his crucifixion.

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