Originally Posted by penny_dreadful
Hm. I wonder if it's more disturbing than Miéville's Perdido Street Station. I thought that was pretty relentlessly upsetting.
Not familiar with it and couldn't really tell from the synopsis. All I'll say about The Sparrow is that terrible terrible things happen to good people. It's definitely worth reading, but it's not a cheery book. I think that she might have meant for it to be somewhat redemptive at the end, but I couldn't get past the horror. I seem to recall that Children of God was less awful that way.