Book Review of The Book of Ruth

The Book of Ruth
The Book of Ruth
Author: Jane Hamilton
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1


I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars because I really didn't love it. This book was chosen for my book club so I had to read it. I think if it wasn't for my club I wouldn't have finished it. Despite not enjoying the book we did have quite a good conversation about this book. It brought about a lot of good conversation and discussion. The characters were complex and well-developed in my opinion, but they were overall very sad folks. You kept waiting for things to get better for them. I felt like the entire book I spent "waiting" for something to happen that never really did. Without giving too much away, there was a climatic moment in the book that was dramatic and shocking. I suppose it is worth it to read it to get to this part. It's at the very end though. It is worht a read if you like to analyze different people's personalities and what makes them how they are. That was mostly what our discussion was about, just talking about why these people were the way that they were.