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The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver
The Lacuna
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780571252633 (057125263X)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Pages no: 507
Edition language: English
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Remember When the Music
Remember When the Music rated it
5.0 The Lacuna
Mrs. Kingsolver has done it again! I don’t even know how to begin to describe this novel for it is so elaborately written and tells a vast story. I will admit, as often happens when reading Barbara Kingsolver’s novels, I found it a bit laborious to get through the first 50 or so pages of The Lacuna....
moving under skies
moving under skies rated it
2.0 The Lacuna
I was thrilled with this at the beginning. I see a lot of the reviewers here thought the beginning dull and the end fantastic, but for me it was quite the opposite. I loved the 'childhood' section of the novel, with its gorgeous, dreamy evocation of the land and the food and the history. Then the st...
Mellkoh rated it
4.0 The Lacuna
What an interesting book! It was a challenging read, as the format is mainly diary entries and press clippings. That being said, it covered a fascinating period of time, including the witch hunt known as the "House Committee on Un-American Activities".
daisyq rated it
I did really enjoy the first half of this, when it was set in Mexico and the narrator was working for Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Trotsky. However, I struggled to remain interested after that, when the narrator ends up in the US. He isn't really a strong character, and at that point, he isn't han...
Overloaded Bookshelf
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5.0 The Lacuna: A Novel
I was a newcomer to Barbara Kingsolver but will definitely check out her other books. This was brilliant, thoroughtly deserving of all the awards. Best thing I've read for ages.
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