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One wonders, however, if such a reference would have been necessary had the characters been more distinct and the story less convoluted.
I can live without a happy story book ending, but there was little joy and less redemption and not enough story to make up for the lack of either.
Galore is a treat to read, by turns dark and slippery, funny and quirky, heartbreaking and tragic, and the people feel real enough to touch.
If you can sort through all the characters and how they are connected you will find a very satisfying read beautifully told, with elements of magical realism and strange characters... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kirk Calma
Why is it NOT possible to read this book and listen to the audio simultateously? I have tried repeatedly to get the audio book in sync with the print, but no dope.Published 1 month ago by Ralph Maughan
I finished this book months ago, yet still think about. I listened to the audiobook, and the reader and the language sucked me into this village of poor pioneers living in harsh... Read morePublished 3 months ago by possum783
This book helped me to know my
family history and the poverty that they lived under. A very good read!
Well written epic family history. Interesting look at life in Newfoundland from about 1810 to 1920. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Thuringer
I have taught literature for decades. Galore is one of my all-time favourite books. I rank it next in depth and breadth and overall richness to Toni Morrison's Beloved.Published 6 months ago by ETA
Though it's sometimes difficult to track all the characters and their relation to one another, taking the time to do so makes this every twisting story all the more fascinating.Published 6 months ago by R. Persaud
This novel is the second by this author set in Newfoundland in its formative years. Galore begins in the mid nineteenth century and ends just after World War I. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Susan Oleksiw
Could not finish book. Subject did not interest me. Wrong choice on mly part. Should have read other reviews more carefully.Published 8 months ago by L. Marrotte