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Review Date: 8/1/2013
This is a wonderful book, one of the best I've read in a long while. It's a sequel to his earlier novel, "Jim the Boy" and is even better than the first, which is saying a lot.
Review Date: 10/30/2013
I didn't think it was as good as the hype.
Review Date: 8/2/2012
One of my favorite books ever. Can't wait to see the movie.
Review Date: 8/18/2012
I liked this book very much. Kingsolver is a terrific writer whose characters always seem very real to me. The xenophobia of the '50's feels all too true with obvious parallels to today's political climate.
Review Date: 10/16/2014
Beautifully written, highly imaginative.
Review Date: 12/24/2013
Great book with a really interesting concept. Fast read.
Review Date: 6/24/2018
The word for this novel is breathless. It hurtles along at a dizzying pace unloading so much information that it's impossible to take it all in. That being said, I really enjoyed it. It seems very much a novel of today. I guess because the amount of information we receive on a daily basis has only gotten more so in the 18 years since the book was written. He covers the tech world, television and the media world, and high finance in a thoroughly credible way. I was lost in the details of stock manipulation but all the same, enjoyed being taken for this exhilarating ride.
Review Date: 4/20/2016
I loved this book. Both sections, the first one in Africa and the 2nd in America, are beautifully written.
Review Date: 12/7/2017
Really interesting world setting. The ideas about energy creation in an apocalyptic future were amazing. However, the book is not exactly a page turner because none of the characters are fully realized and frankly, not easy to care for. However for sheer inventiveness, I would recommend it.
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