This book is somewhat interesting but somehow not very compelling.
Maybe it's the way some characters with more "modern" attitudes are mixed in with all the superstitious people that makes me want to roll my eyes. Am I supposed to identify with them?
Maybe it's just that I'm having trouble being pulled in by the mystery despite the characters being okay. I mean, I should be finding the devil with the skeleton hand creepy, no?
Also, I thought there was already anatomy and circulatory system work by 1659. Is this supposed to illustrate Simon's father's archaic notions?