Well written, good story. Pretty much a straight forward
narrative about folks going thru the usual tribulations and strife.
After recently reading several 'trying-to-be-different' books,
this was restful to just read a well told tale. Recomended.
Read this one out of order. This is told as sort-of a written soliloquy.
It is a long letter by an elderly pastor to his son. There are no chapter breaks and
sometimes the sentences do run on. Also little dialog. Kinda interesting peek into
a family dynasty of ministers, but didn't do much for me.
Robinson was shortlisted in 1982 (over 20 years before), so it pays to keep trying.
Portland tie-in: Nigel Jaquiss of the Willamette Week
wins the Pulitzer for Investigative Reporting this year.
Post apocalyptic. About a man and a boy traveling somewhere. Some things
never seem to be explicitly stated. Also not a particularly happy book for
those of you who like your reading light. I read this one after No Country for
Old Men (after seeing the movie). I like No Country better.
Another long titled book. I suspect that book titles go thru fads just like
writing styles, cover art, etc. This book was interesting in its mix of fiction
and reality. It is written in a strange first person narrative. As with most
modern books, there is swearing, sex, violence. This book is probably the
closest to trying to be (modern) television as any book on the list. Blehhhh.