Publish date: June 12th 2007
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
A read for the month of May? May be.:O) imported:MAYTREESspringtbrfamiliesfilty lucre (lack of)fraudiopost wwIIpoetryromanceboffThis has been given the sickly Woman's Hour treatment - all background soft piano and slowly read by an empathy oozing soft male voice. Honey with that sugar, dearie!?
The language is this book is really lovely. It's poetic, it's beautiful. I'm writing this review several months after finishing the book. I don't really remember much about the characters. I have some recollections of the plot. Those elements are not impressive. It's possible that this is a case of ...
At first, I loved this book, particularly the way that Dilliard writes. However, as things have worn on, I'm not such a fan. The characters are flat and do nothing to evoke my empathy, and the plot becomes almost trite. Maytree leaves Lou and moves to Maine with her best friend? Oh. She's distraught...
I approached this book warily, as it's fiction, and I've always thought that Dillard was best at essays and inquiries into the natural world. I was prepared to be disappointed, but I was not prepared to be, as I was, blown away. This book is an astonishing, lambent, transcendent meditation on love, ...
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