The Poisonwood Bible
author: Barbara Kingsolver
name: Kim
average rating: 4.29
book published: 1998
rating: 4
read at: 2021/06/09
date added: 2021/06/09
Illuminating. Confronting. Well written.

It took me a while to get used to the constantly changing vantage points of the story, but once it got going it captivated my attention. Some of the writing is stunning, at times less so as it takes too many turns. But I learnt a lot along the way (including quite a few Wikipedia detours as well as watching the Patrice Lumunga movie, highly recommended for background). Not for the faint hearted, I had to stop and catch my breath at times. My only minor gripe was the ending dragging out when it didn’t need to; the strength of the story would have benefitted from some loose ends to keep the reader pondering…

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