This depressing and mostly tedious book is about a 17th century Portuguese missionary priest in Japan. The topic of Christianity in Japan is in itself is somewhat interesting, I suppose, just because it’s not the type of thing I’d typically read but the book was mostly meh. Some interesting passages but that’s about it. I should probably point out that I really don’t understand missionaries to begin with. There was also some weird present/past tense mixes but I guess that might be an artefact of the translation.
I read this book for the More Historical Than Fiction book club.