Jess's Reviews > Gilead

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Aug 31, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: audiobook, pulitzer, historical-fiction, adult-fiction
Recommended for: people looking for something quiet and solid
Read in September, 2007

I'm glad I listened to this - the narrator had a steady, expressive voice that kept me going through the slow parts and emphasized language that I might have otherwise skimmed over. A lot of the plot came at the end, but my interest lay almost entirely in the family relationships and that of John Ames to his friend's son. The thoughts faith and grace were lovely. I would read this one again someday.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Gilead.
Sign In »

Comments (showing 1-2 of 2) (2 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Tracy (Darcy) (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:36PM) (new)

Tracy (Darcy) Have you read Housekeeping by this same author? I think you would really enjoy it!

message 2: by Jess (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:37PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jess I did read Housekeeping a few years ago - I enjoyed it, but this one stuck with me more. I might try rereading Housekeeping someday and see if maybe I just wasn't in the right frame of mind.

back to top