The book starts off with seven characters in the first two paragraphs.
You know he is the bad guy because most of the other characters don't like him, but up until the last part of the book it's hard to see why.
Women are the core of the book but the author has only the most stereotyped views of women.
I really did try to read this book. I just never got a good grasp on the characters or the story they were telling. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Carol Gustafson
I picked this book off the bargain table (when will I ever learn?). From the jacket, it seemed the author had been well reviewed for previous books and the theme of the book... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Janet Eshenroder
Compared to Spartina,. another of this authors works. This one isn't close. hard to read and follow. I regret buying this Title.Published 18 months ago by Michael V. Smith
I got more than half way through before realizing that this story goes nowhere. Just simply the daily lives of this group of people. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Readthis
John Casey's prose is beautiful. I found myself pulled along by the pleasure of of the words.
There really isn't much of a plot to Compass Rose. Read more
compass rose by john casey
Dick Pierce is now focusing on the women in his life: his wife May.
Elsie the woman who born their daughter Rose. Read more
The author gets so involved w character development, that the plot gets diluted. It ends with a whimper and not a bang.Published on April 6, 2012 by Linda B. Langsdorf
For the curios: Sequel to Spartina. Poor editing, I would expect better from a professor of english. I could not recommend this book.Published on September 5, 2011 by Geppetto
Talk about a test of patience and an exercise in getting past two battling, jarring prose styles. Compass Rose centers on the illegitimate child of two of the characters: Elsie... Read morePublished on June 23, 2011 by Bluestalking Reader