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Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Crystal - Goodreads

Despite all the rave reviews (and the Pulitzer) this book won, I couldn't make it past the first 50 pages. I tried, over and over again, but I couldn't get into the storyline. The whole book is ... Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

One endless monologue with no chapter breaks. The writing seemed pretty good but the format and the first person voice didn't work. It felt very claustrophobic - like being stuck on a long flight next to a 'talker'. Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Kate Schindler - Goodreads

It's more contemplative than action-packed, but it's a lot about spirituality and family, and how important those are. It's sort of the rambling memoir of an old preacher writing a letter to his young son before he dies. All in all, I liked it. Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Windy - Goodreads

Well, I skimmed more than 3/4 of this book, just because I can't stand to NOT finish a book. It wasn't bad - I just didn't care for it, as there was no plot. It was a character study, and I don't like those. Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

I must confess that this book was too erudite for me. I tried, I really did, and I don't doubt that it is a beautifully written book, but after 80 pages and doing everything in my power to avoid ... Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Jgknobler - Goodreads

An elderly, pompous and clueless preacher writes a self-history for his young son. Well, obviously I didn't like the protagonist, and I think I was supposed to, but perhaps the author is more subtle than I give her credit for. Can't imagine why this won the Pulitzer prize. Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Jarom - Goodreads

Just didn't live up to the hype; I think the voice in particular was weak and the theological ruminations trite. Maybe another read would help change my mind, but for me it certainly isn't in the league that so many place it. Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Karen B - Goodreads

In a series of journal entries, the Reverend John Ames, who is dying, tries to explain his life and that of his grandfather to his young son. He tells the story of the sacred bonds between a father ... Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Dayna Ingram - Goodreads

There are definitely moments in this book that are beautiful, but as a narrative, I was not drawn in. I just can't relate to John Ames and his worldview. I must admit, though, I was very critical ... Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - June Evans - Goodreads

This disussion of the pastorate passed from generation to generation protrayed the relationships between fathers and sons. The spiritual battles that they fought were eluded too but not substantiated. I found this book extremely tedious and slow. Read full review


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