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Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

In Marilyn Robinson's Gilead, a rambling, elderly midwestern pastor writes a letter to his young son, presumably during his last few months on earth. On page 144, this rambling, elderly, midwestern ... Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Kathy Schlueter - Goodreads

Intriguing premise but about 2/3 of the way through I just got bored and found myself skipping pages. Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Essam M. Al-Jassim - Goodreads

Someone wrote, 'GILEAD is a book that has left me in a bit of a quandary. While I loved the book, I would be hesitant to recommend it to some since it does not conform to today's modern style of ... Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Yvonne Barlow - Goodreads

I loved Home, but the voice of old man Ames in this novel grew weary - the family history, the sermons, the hope and his fears - I felt utterly preached to. Thankfully, the last fifty pages were perked up with greater detail on the enigmatic neighbour, and I felt saved. Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Cathy Dunn - Goodreads

UGH. I must be the only person who feels this way, but I did not enjoy this book. The language was so labored and tedious to read that it felt like a foreign language. I know most reviewers feel this ... Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Carolyn Mck - Goodreads

I remember being very moved by Robinson's first novel, Housekeeping, and decided to catch up on her work when I read that she had released a new novel this year (Lila). The narrator of Gilead is John ... Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Anand Gopal - Goodreads

Supposedly this book, an epistolary novel in the form a dying preacher's letters to his son, was an attempt to defend Calvinism against popular misconceptions. I find the novel a strange vehicle to ... Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

This book is well-written and I know that it delivers a strong message but every time that I sat down to read it, I fell asleep. I'm not sure if that is because I'm not religious or because I just got bored with Reverend Ame's ramblings. Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Jess - Goodreads

For a reason I can't pinpoint, I just didn't get hooked into caring about the narrator or his story. I thought the writing was ok and I can appreciate the subject matter as interesting, and the last part of the story was good, but I found most of it boring and monotonous. Read full review

Review: Gilead (Gilead #1)

User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

Couldn't finish it. 42%in and still not really into the book Read full review


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