Book of Ruth, The
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I couldn't get into this book. (I think it was one of Oprah's Book Club books.) Hope someone else enjoys it.
I just received it from SthrnRdr in exchange for one of mine. Thanks!
I found The Book of Ruth disturbing, depressing, and haunting, but I couldn't put it down. Just had to keep reading, to find out what happens next. The horriying climax is indescribable.
Sending it to a bookcrosser in Kentucky today or tomorrow.
Before I send it, I want to add a few words about it. This book has remained in my mind like few others. It was disturbing, yes, and I didn't enjoy reading it, but it has made me think, and consider in a new way people I might not have given a second thought. The main character in The Book of Ruth was so unlike me that I had trouble relating to her, but I was able to see that people like her aren't just "poor white trash." They have feelings, emotions, dreams, hopes, and maybe make poor decisions for lack of perceiving better choices.
I won't just dismiss such people when I see them around town, or read about them in the newspaper. I will try to remember that they are real people with real lives, and problems that I can't imagine.
arrived today. Thanks FancyHorse!
I had a hard time getting into this book. At first, it was difficult to figure out where the book was going. At some point, the story picked up, and then I couldn't put it down. I knew it was heading toward something big, but the climax both surprised and horrified me. As others have mentioned, the book is sad and haunting. The characters are complex, and I was left, at the end, not knowing quite how I felt about the characters.
Journal Entry 7
Started by Jenptcfan in X Chromosome Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Friday, November 23, 2007
Released 11 yrs ago (11/23/2007 UTC) at Started by Jenptcfan in X Chromosome Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases
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Adding to the X Chromosome Bookbox.
Grabbed this from the Bookbox. Thanks!
Journal Entry 9
River Edge, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, February 09, 2011
As others have said before me, I can't say that I "enjoyed" this book although the writing was beautiful and the characters so distinct. But it was haunting and you can't help being caught up in the story.
Journal Entry 10
River Edge, New Jersey USA on Saturday, June 11, 2011
Released 8 yrs ago (6/11/2011 UTC) at River Edge, New Jersey USA
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Sending to dutch-book as part of my Trade PB VBB.
Journal Entry 11
Weesp, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, June 18, 2011
Arrived today in the mail. Thank you jnpert! I haven't heard anything of this author before, I wonder if she publishes books here in the Netherlands. I just read the different journal entries and thus am very curious about it, since the journal entries are mixed.