“I liked this book in many ways...I relate to the children because my parents were also missionaries (in S. America) when I was very young...that may be part of the reason I enjoyed it so much.
But, to get different interpretations of events from such different individuals really makes you try to see the bigger picture...”
“An astounding book. ”katiedaltonjames wrote this review Tuesday, June 19, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Family drama - told through the children.”PringleH wrote this review Tuesday, June 12, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I had high expectations of this book before I read it, but I was actually disappointed. The characters intrigued me, while the story did not. The book started out nicely, and I really enjoyed the varying points of views from the Price women, but the slow pacing and Leah's explanations of the history and politics of the Congo really killed the ending for me. ”smammers wrote this review Monday, June 4, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“First book I have ever re-read as soon as I finished it. Beautiful writing. The ants and the hunt scene haunt me to this day. The daughters--Adah, Leah, Ruth May, Rachel: awesome characters. Appreciated learning about the Congo. Loved this book.”Cuento wrote this review Friday, June 1, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love this book; it's so interesting and the characters are so rich.”neverbeenbefore wrote this review Sunday, May 20, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A very impressive family saga about innocence and guilt, religion, fate, life, the roads taken and the roads passed by... and about Congo too, of course.
This book will be one of those that stay with me. A must read”
“I really enjoyed this book from the minute I started. The ending is the only weak point - but everything else was enough to excuse that.
I knew when each character was telling her part of the story - amazing ability that Kingsolver had in creating very distinct voices of the characters!
Truly impressive like I've not seen in ages! if ever ...”
“I hated the father in this book. In his religious zeal, he puts his family through hell to "save" the people of the Congo. I felt sorry for the wife. She accepted their miserable life in an effort to support her husband and keep the family together. ”Campeche wrote this review Friday, May 11, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No