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One of the greatest Catholic novels of the twentieth century, Vipers’ Tangle is the story of Louis, an elderly man filled with bitterness who keeps a journal in which he records the vipers’ tangle of his own heart. With subtlety and wisdom, Mauriac traces the transformation of this tortured soul by the light of God’s grace.
There isn't some miraculous scene of forgiveness, love, or redemption.
He explains to the reader exactly how his hypocritical bourgeouis family has led him to go to great lengths in plotting to disinherit them.
Through his barrister narrator, a man very difficult character to stomach much less love, Mauriac is making a case of his own.
A book is a book. Either you like it or you do not. All I can say is that the purchase experience was okayPublished 13 months ago by John V. Doyle
The cover of my old and battered copy of Francois Mauriac's novel Vipers' Tangle declares it to be "one of the greatest Catholic novels of all times. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book was very interesting, I read it in two days because I couldn't put it down. I would recommend reading this book.Published 20 months ago by Eric
Oh dear God, where to begin? As my acerbic and witty, yet ever insightful, elder daughter would say, "#rich white people problems. Read morePublished on September 2, 2012 by Queequeg
I loved this novel, and plan now to read more Mauriac. The story revolves around an aging lawyer, who is fully aware of how damaged and distorted his soul had become, who is... Read morePublished on October 20, 2011 by John Mccarthy
I was unable to read more than 60 pages of this novel. I simply tired of the dying rich man's lamenting his unfortunate life and marriage. Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by LINDA LEVEN
This is my second Mauriac novel, the first being Woman of the Pharisees, and I enjoyed it immensely. Read morePublished on December 16, 2009 by Jason Joseph
François Mauriac was a profoundly Catholic novelist. He didn't write pious stories of the Saints or of holy priests and nuns. Read morePublished on February 21, 2009 by paolomac