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User Review  - gakgakg - LibraryThing

Beautiful writing but plot-thin. I struggled to finish the last half of the book. Pretty b-o-r-i-n-g. Nondescript. At the beginning I was pulled in by the writer's style but not even the rhythm of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dreesie - LibraryThing

YAWN. If this were not a Pulitzer winner, I would have abandoned it. Because it is just.that.dull. The writing is fine. Consistent (-ly dull), the voice is steady throughout. My favorite line appears ... Read full review

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User Review  - Booktrovert - LibraryThing

I rate this book 2.5 Stars. I wanted to like this book so much, unfortunately I just didn't love it. I enjoyed certain moments, certain sentences but, overall, I found it quite repetitive. I liked the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carpe_Librum - LibraryThing

I bought and read this book based on the fact that it was the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. This book has received endless accolades, but I'm sad to say that I didn't enjoy it at all ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cariola - LibraryThing

I just couldn't get into this book; it was a real snoozer for me. I didn't care about the narrator and his ramblings and regrets. I know it's supposed to be a spiritual "upper," but it did nothing for me. I suppose if I was a believing Christian, I might find it worthwhile, but, alas, I am not. Read full review

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User Review  - gbill - LibraryThing

What I liked: - The concept of the novel: a father passing down not just his wisdom but his experiences and memories to his son. I think it's a universal longing of parents and the aging to have these ... Read full review

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User Review  - Colie025 - LibraryThing

While I thought some sections of the book were gorgeously written, I didn't feel that the writing was enough to distract me from the slow moving, uneventful plot. 200 pages in, I was still waiting for the story to start. Read full review

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User Review  - fromthecomfychair - LibraryThing

Beautifully written, but just too slow. I couldn't get through it. Read full review

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

Ramblings of a pastor from a long line of pastors. Has an attic full of a lifetime of written sermons. Read full review

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User Review  - kkhughes - LibraryThing

very slow book. Good concept, but slow. Good intentions, but once again slow. Read full review


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