Day: November 25, 2011

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Gilead – Marilynne Robinson

Intro I think this is a largely overlooked novel. I overlooked it myself. I attempted to read it back in college, but I got a little bored and greatly distracted as well. A couple of years later, I restarted. And what was I thinking? Why did I wait years before I resumed my reading of this? Initially, I was not wowed by it. It was a book that I like and that I would recommend to a lot of people. But whenever a bookish friend and I talk about the book and remember the lilting sentences, I decided that I love this book. And I should try shoving this book into the faces of people who love literature regardless of plot or setting or characters. The Rhapsody This is the journal of an old pastor named John Ames, who is attempting to encapsulate a lot of things through his writings before his time comes. He is doing it for his young son because he knows that the young one will grow with little memories of …