SugarHouse Mama

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Again, with the books that I read ages ago {or, more accurately, months ago} but haven't blogged about yet.

This book. I read this book in the midst of a long book for book club, right after a page-turner, and with 3 books I couldn't wait to get to sitting on the shelf.

I think under less pressure, I would have enjoyed it more. The writing was good. But it wound around too much. The characters were likable, but I was bored by them.

It was tedious. I skimmed through most of it. I should probably read it again when I have more time, but that's never going to happen. I'll move on and forget. And when someone mentions they read it or are reading it or have heard about it, I'll wonder if I should read it again. But I will have too many other books I want to read.

And I will mourn the fact that I probably missed out on appreciating and possibly even loving a book because I read it at the wrong time.

And so it goes.


Kerry said...

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy Gilead. It is one of my favorite books. You are right, the pace is slow, but it enhanced the story for me.

So, what are you reading next?

Adjoa is looking precious!

SugarHouse Mama said...

And here I am already mourning the fact that I missed out on this book. LOL. One comment about how great it was and I'm already thinking - maybe I should pick it up again.