by Marilynne Robinson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by conto of Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on 11/11/2007
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by conto from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Sunday, November 11, 2007
Synopsis and Reviews
"In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, a kind of last testament to his remarkable forebears. 'It is a book of such meditative calm, such spiritual intensity that is seems miraculous that her silence was only for 23 years; such measure of wisdom is the fruit of a lifetime. Robinson's prose, aligned with the sublime simplicity of the language of the bible, is nothing short of a benediction. You might not share its faith, but it is difficult not to be awed moved and ultimately humbled by the spiritual effulgence that lights up the novel from within' Neel Mukherjee, The Times 'Writing of this quality, with an authority as unforced as the perfect pitch in music, is rare and carries with it a sense almost of danger - that at any moment, it might all go wrong. In Gilead, however, nothing goes wrong' Jane Shilling, Sunday Telegraph"

Gilead is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2005)and the National Book Critics Circle Award (2005)

No matter what they say, I just could't finish this one... tedious as tedious can be, though very well written! Maybe some other time in another state of mind I would be able to appreciate it and give it it's true value, but I don't even think I will ever give it another chance. Gave up making an effort when I'm not liking something I'm trying to read, a long time ago.

I'm sure I'll be able to find someone willing to read it!

Journal Entry 2 by conto from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Friday, January 04, 2008
Reserved for the Virtual Bookbox "De Par em Par" sponsored by El Hurricane.

Journal Entry 3 by conto at controlled release in Lisboa, -- Por correio / mão própria -- Portugal on Saturday, January 12, 2008

Released 12 yrs ago (1/14/2008 UTC) at controlled release in Lisboa, -- Por correio / mão própria -- Portugal



Segue dentro de momentos para ElHurricane! ;-)

Journal Entry 4 by ElHurricane on Thursday, January 17, 2008
Just arrived.
Thanks conto

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