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Marilynne Robinson's last novel, Gilead, reminded me why I love to read.
I don't care at all about the characters, who haven't come alive for me even a little bit, or really about anything to do with this book.
HOME will resonate with readers who understand the joys and sorrows of being part of a family.
I haven't read Gilead, so I can't compare this book to its companion, but I can say that it will start out slower than readers will probably expect. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Mirrani
I had read Gilead & fell in love with the writing of Marilynne Robinson. She drew me in with her simple words that flow so beautifully you don't want the book to end. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Brenda McFarland
This is beautifully written and as moving as any novel I have ever read. The characters live. The story is told so truly that It made me shiver. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christine Watkins
This is another wonderful book by Marilyn Robinson that I would recommend to anyone who loves fiction that has a message of love and redemption. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sundowner
Slow, subtle, tantalizing story of an incomprehensible man and his forbearing family - but very fine and often poetic writing.Published 1 month ago by Susan Prudhomme
In her story which runs parallel to Gilead, Marilynne Robinson's other award winning book, Ms. Robinson holds your attention by creating two sad, perplexing characters--John Ames... Read morePublished 1 month ago by EVital
Achingly beautiful and sad. A thoughtful book and an inverted tale of the prodigal son. The private world of Gloria and Jack is brilliantly disclosed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by scaddenp
Would give it 4+. Identified with the time period and small
Especially enjoyed descriptions.
Gave me a different view of 'predestination'.
Again, I tried to like this book because it was referred to me by my niece but this writer just doesn't "hook me".Published 2 months ago by leedsannie