I couldn't finish this book, and usually I finish books too quickly.
I bought this book thinking "How can I miss!" Unfortunately, in spite of the pretty cover, I did not find the book particularly interesting or appealing.
I like Ms. Kincaid because she doesn't love the writing of Vita Sackville-West.
What a strange book this is. What a strange person this is, who has written this book. What a strange presentation of herself this is, by the person who has written this book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mary E. McDonald
Jamaica Kincaid is not exactly romantic about her gardens. In her garden writing, Kincaid connects the dots between hollyhocks and cotton and paints a not-so-pretty picture that... Read morePublished on December 2, 2010 by Tale-wagger
If Jamaica Kincaid's book were a garden, it would be a very weedy one indeed. I've enjoyed her occasional pieces on gardening for The New Yorker, but I quickly guessed (and a check... Read morePublished on July 7, 2008 by M. Feldman
I felt as if my head was being beaten against a flower pot. I was hoping to read a book about gardening, not about racial situations. Couldn't finish it. Sorry. Read morePublished on February 6, 2008 by Rebekah
I found this book at a library book sale and bought it because of the subject (I enjoy garden writings immensely) and because of the loveliness of the book itself. Read morePublished on April 25, 2007 by Teresa Jansen
I found this book insufferable, and didn't get to finish it. The contrived title should have tipped me off. Why isn't Amazon listing it correctly? Read morePublished on August 17, 2004 by Manola Sommerfeld
I couldn't finish this book, and usually I finish books too quickly. The reviewer who described her book/writing style as tedious wins the prize from me. Read morePublished on April 19, 2004 by Judy B
Has this woman never heard of punctuation? Her sentences are so long you practically have to tie yourself in a knot to read them. Read morePublished on May 29, 2003 by Valerie Fletcher Adolph
Gardening is one of the "loves" of my life, and the garden is where I do my serious thinking about another one of my great "loves"-reading. This book is delicious!!! Read morePublished on October 10, 2002