I don't like all Brian Moore's books, but one thing is certain, his range is astonishing, and after reading Black Robe I became his totally starry-eyed fan.
It is a most unusual story, set in Canada, when the country was being settled by europeans, in the case of the east coast, mainly french.
However Moore got his facts about these dark times, I didn't care if they were true or fiction. The very human Jesuit priest that sets out into the wilderness to convert the "natives" encounters not only discomfort, danger and unspeakable horrors, but his own dark self.
I entered entirely into this world, as if I'd been there myself, which is a feat for any writer. For a most absorbing and unique experience, read this novel.