The story starts slow and gradually builds till we get to know the characters. A very good book that realistically portrays the characters from all stages of life. A good read.
Gilead for me was thought provoking and touching. What a treasure for that son when he is older.
This was the saddest, most depressing book I've read.
I read about half of it and enjoyed parts of it. I did get bored with it and passed it on to a friend.
Robinson won a Pulitizer for this book describing a former pastor's look back at his life while also dealing with his contemporary family. It is paced so that every chapter is cherished. There is much wisdom in this man's look back and his reflections on contemporary life.
interesting read.. it's a letter from an older dad who is a pastor in a small town to his son. it's a thoughtful book but there's not a lot of action just a glimpse inside the mind of this thoughtful man who knows he will die before he's able to pass on life lessons to his son.
A preachers story for his young son, as he's approaching the end of his life.
I absolutely loved this book. As a church staff member I was touched by her portrayal of a minister ... and surprised by her insight. It can be a slow read if you are looking for action. Read the book for its imagery of the world/nature and people. Loved it! (and cried!) :-)
Beautiful book sometimes slow going but the end brought tears to my eyes.
Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.