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message 1: by carol. (new)

carol. lovely review!


message 2: by Lyn (new)

Lyn Thanks, Carol!


message 3: by Rade (new)

Rade really nice review. I remember in high school I HATED this book. I should prob give it another go!


message 4: by Lyn (new)

Lyn I would likely have hated it in HS too, thanks Rade


message 5: by Miriam (new)

Miriam I met people in university who wanted to be missionaries because of this book.


message 6: by Lyn (new)

Lyn Wow, that's pretty cool, I could see it going the other way too, giving up a desire to be a missionary after reading this


~☆~Autumn♥♥ I am so glad I didn't have to read it in high school as it made me angry enough when I just read it a few years ago. I could easily have really hated it!


message 8: by Lyn (new)

Lyn me too Autumn, thanks


message 9: by David (new)

David Sarkies Great review. Sounds like a book I've got to get my hands on.


message 10: by Saphana (new)

Saphana Great review, thanks! I loved this book very much, precisely for the points you made in its favor. And, since I don't remember Rachel much, that seems to speak for your viewpoint, too.


message 11: by Lyn (new)

Lyn Thanks David and Saphana


Fabian {Councillor} Fantastic review, Lyn! I am really interested in reading this book.


message 13: by Lyn (new)

Lyn It's a good one, you should like it, and thanks!


message 14: by Sally (new)

Sally I read this many years ago, Lyn, and was fascinated by the author's ability to weave the different narrators' voices together so well. I have read several others of her books now, but this remains my favorite.


message 15: by Lyn (new)

Lyn Thanks Sally, I need to read more from her


message 16: by Robert (new)

Robert French The Poisonwood Bible has been sitting on my bookshelf for seveal years. After reading your review, I probably should pull it off the shelf and read it in the near future.


message 17: by Cecily (new)

Cecily Great review, Lyn, especially your "anti-missionary" point.

I agree about Rachel being a less convincing character than the others, especially as an adult. I think it's because she's most out of sync with Kingsolver's sympathies.

As for Nathan, I felt that there was enough backstory to explain him as much as he deserved. He colonised and controlled the women in the story, so the book is balanced the other way. (Just my opinion.)


message 18: by Lyn (new)

Lyn Thank you Cecily, and I see your point, this is certainly a powerful work


message 19: by Kammera (new)

Kammera Ah. Loved this book. I haven't read it in such a long time! Your review has made me want to read it over!


message 20: by Lyn (new)

Lyn Thanks Kammera


message 21: by Emelia (new)

Emelia Lyn, thank you for this excellent review, it reminded me that I need to read this wonderful book again.


message 22: by Lyn (new)

Lyn Thanks!


message 23: by Jason (new)

Jason X Strange I was just adding King Leopold’s Ghost and had been thinking about The Poisonwood Bible as the book I am listening to sets the stage for this excellent work. Another great review Lyn!


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