Publish date: 2009
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Pages no: 507
Edition language: English
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....
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...
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".
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...
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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