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Robinson's prose is always dense and full of lengthy complex sentences.
Today in the western Christian world, and particularly in the United States to which the author largely addresses this book, words are a much devalued currency.
I love Marilynne Robinson's novels; I read an essay from this book and decided I had to have it.
Every five years or so, Marilynne Robinson has produced a book of essays, notably Absence of Mind and The Death of Adam, with the latest arrival When I was a Child I Read Books:... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Thomas A. Wiebe
Captivated by her style, clear thinking and fresh perspectives. Savored reading and reflecting on each chapter.Published 1 month ago by S. Young
Wow, she is just brilliant! This isn't what I'd call an easy read - it's challenging - but so worth the effort! Read morePublished 2 months ago by jackspin
Marilynne Robinson is among the finest prose essayists and novelists of her generation. It is a joy to read her; there is delight, discovery, and wisdom on every page. Read morePublished 3 months ago by OBS
as always, robinson approaches her material with authority and grace. while you may disagree - you never doubt the sincerity of her argument.Published 5 months ago by kathy katz
I learned a lot from all these boos I read. They lived up to my expectations at least 90% of the reading time.Published 6 months ago by Ingram Schwahn
This collection of essays does a tremendous job encouraging you to think about how you think. It really challenges the conventional and what has become conventional only recently. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Michael H
A very slow read as many passages to ponder. Extraordinary for its depth, insight and humanity. I just wish more people would read and consider.Published 8 months ago by scaddenp
Disappointing in that essays are quite uneven. Some I read with great difficulty--almost a Germanic prose style. Overall, however, the author and I agree on much of what she wrote. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jim Crooks