Pages and pages and pages of boring, pontificating, political diatribe- save yourself some time by watching 5 minutes of CNN to receive the same message! I read for entertainment and to escape into another world away from the exhausting partisan finger-pointing in all forms of media! This book has no real plot- the modern day portions of it consist of dull characters sitting around delivering Kingsolver’s political sermons- literally nothing interesting happens regarding the historical house used as a teaser to draw in a potential reader. I kept reading it only to discover the fate of the house... but as it turns out, its fate was revealed in the first few pages with no further development! Maddening waste of time. Here’s some good old- fashioned capitalism for ya, Kingsolver, I will NEVER spend another dime of my hard-earned money on anything you write! EVER!
Very disappointing. Didn’t care about the characters and the historical narrative underpinning the present day story.
Found the book was very boring and so bias toward doom and gloom
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While well written, Kingsolver took the opportunity to extoll her very liberal socialistic views on society. Throughout the book she references various topics like the the “Bullhorn” presidential candidate, Occupy Wall Street, Global Warming, the evil 1% and oppressed workers, the application for Medicaid benefits for foolish people who made bad life choices. I wish I could get my $15 back. I liked the flashback story and characters but found the present day characters to be pathetic. Good example of celebrity politics and so called influence.