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Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Jeanne Jenkins - Goodreads

It is hard to read. It is written as a blog. Not sure if I am going to finish reading it. It is for book club, so I did not pick it personally. - - - - Well, I finished the book. The best part was the last 40 pages. Looking forward to book club discussion to see if I missed something. Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

The plot centers around a man in his 70's who is in failing health who decides to record some remembrances to his 7 year-old son before he dies. John Ames reminisces about his father and grandfather ... Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Rachael - Goodreads

The writing was lovely, naturally, but every time I put the book down I was never compelled to get back to it. And I kept wishing Ames would just put down his pen and actually go spend time with his son. Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Jill - Goodreads

Meh. The narrator was endearing, and the format (he is writing to his son as he is dying) was sweet, but the whole thing was also kind of boring. I found myself skimming huge chunks of it just to get ... Read full review

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  - Dejean Smith - Goodreads

It was beautifully written and had episodes that made me laugh but overall, the story was depressing, confusing, and unsatisfying. Not something I would have picked out, but the Bible Study group I belong to chose it to finish out the last 2 weeks of our meetings. Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Nora - Goodreads

I think my mom and I are the only two non-Marilynne Robinson fangirls in the world, but I thought this and Home were both snoozefests. I liked Housekeeping, or at least the first half of Housekeeping ... Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Jeff Mayo - Goodreads

Too little, too late. An aging minister who knows he is dying writes a very long letter to his very young son. Some of it is interesting, a lot of it is boring. The theological musings get a bit heavy handed. Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Bobbe - Goodreads

I started reading this book once before, and this time again I didn't finish it. I didn't believe the narrator's voice, and the story seemed contrived. I was so conscious of the author, and I felt she ... Read full review


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