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I really enjoyed reading this book because I was able to get inside the characters' head and feel like I was in the story.
HOUSEKEEPING is a very difficult book to read, but at the same time, I was drawn to it for the beautiful writing and the complexity of the characters.
I don't know what it is about this book but I don't care about the characters and the writing seems to drag along without much interest for me.
Marilynne Robinson is one of the best writers I have ever encountered. Housekeeping is a book about transience and mental illness that can come with disconnection. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Brenda Dunak
This is my first experience with Marilynne Robinson's writing. It won't be my last. Her language usage is remarkable. The writing just flows. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
Achingly beautiful. Marilynne Robinson's novel about loss and "otherness" is written in gorgeous style. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Sheryl L. Shapiro
Reading this book is like eating a decadent dessert - each word is layered on each sentence on each paragraph to build the novel. It is rich and fulfilling. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Jan Kneib
I recently finished HOME and thought I would go back to the beginning of Robinson's career to read this one. I liked it a lot. Read morePublished 17 days ago by James D. Held
The writing was amazing, you could see everything as if you were there. Having said that nothing ever happened, I had a very difficult time getting through it.Published 18 days ago by Tom
Didn't enjoy reading this book's style. Those two characters were pathetic. Would you consider them homeless? Do they have some kind of character disorder?Published 19 days ago by Marilyn Margulius