The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder with Foreword by Russell Banks, Afterword by Tappan Wilder. New York: Harper Perennial, 2015 (originally published in 1927). Summary: A friar witnesses the collapse of a woven rope bridge with five people falling to their deaths and tries to discern some reason why, in God’s providence, each […]Review: The Bridge of San Luis Rey — Bob on Books
📚 This bridge book review is actually a mystery novel looking at the collapse of a rope bridge spanning a high gorge. Unique about this mystery is the role of religion in the mix and the question of whether it was God’s plan or if someone plotted to kill the victims and if the second, why.
The man doing the review was the same one who did a series on Youngstown, Ohio and its bridges.