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...
Harrison Shepherd is a character that gives Kingsolver the opportunity to write about Kahlo, Rivera and Trotsky in the 30s, and the Red Scare in the US in the late 40s. It's a melancholy story of a man and the history he is a part of.
Recommended by Bluey (who isn't on GR) - but she then said I might prefer .[b:Flight Behavior|13438524|Flight Behavior|Barbara Kingsolver|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1352212134s/13438524.jpg|18945788]
I nearly put this book aside on several occasions during the first half because I just couldn't get into it.I really enjoyed the last third, although I'm more interested in reading the actual history of the times, than I enjoyed the novel.
This book is a powerful exposé of our country’s experiences and eventual recovery from the time of the depression until after World War II, up to and including the McCarthy era. The reminder of the world’s decay and the violent politics of that time made me shudder as I read it. The book traces the ...
We use the information stored using cookies and similar technologies for advertising and statistics purposes.
Stored data allow us to tailor the websites to individual user's interests.
Cookies may be also used by third parties cooperating with BookLikes, like advertisers, research companies and providers of multimedia applications.
You can choose how cookies are handled by your device via your browser settings.
If you choose not to receive cookies at any time, BookLikes will not function properly and certain services will not be provided.