Book Review of Gilead

Gilead
Gilead
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 10


This book just washed over me with it's excellent word crafting and ideas. I so enjoyed not being hit over the head with the "spiritual" message of life as a special creation. Even though the main character is a preacher, there is no preaching to the reader, only soft guidance and pleasures of discovering relationships. I also liked how some small part of history was woven into the story and in the end, it was a circle within the story. No wonder it won the Pulitzer award in 2005 - it's a book not to be missed.