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Poisonwood Bible: The Eyes in the Trees November 24, 2006

Posted by bairdnicole in Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.
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Final thoughts:

Did you enjoy this book?  Why/why not?

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1. bairdnicole - November 29, 2006

Brilliantly written. This is my 2nd time through and what I picked up this time was so much more. I have such an appreciation for Kingsolver’s writing. However, it certainly is slightly depressing how it ends, it doesn’t actually give you a huge sense of hope. However, in some way that is what she’s attempting to do…show a progression of events in a families lives for better or worse.

2. bethany3boys - December 4, 2006

I have been out of town so I am behind on posting but just wanted to say I LOVED this book. I love her style of writing. She made me laugh and cry and totally feel connected with the characters. Sure it was a sad ending but it was still a great read. I enjoyed the different personalities of each of the sisters and how those personalities had an effect on the future choices. I liked how she described Africa changing them and the course of the lives forever. This was a great read.

3. anneswanson3 - December 7, 2006

Even though my participation is this book discussion was pretty much nothing, I have to say the book was a good one. I did enjoy it very much, the writing as stated by Nicole and Bethany was amazing. Although I hate sad books, movies etc…because they are so draining to me I am always glad to have read/watched them.

4. heather - December 27, 2006

I, too, enjoyed this book. I think Kingsolver is a wonderful writer. It did leave me with a sense of melancholy, however, especially when compared to the ending of our last book! Like you said, Anne, sad books are draining!

5. Samantha - September 24, 2007

I very much enjoyed the book. I think my favourite part was the over all idea of religion. Each of the girls left following the Bible to revere something else. In Rache’s case money, Adah’s science, Leah decided to follow nature or the ways of the jungle. Each of them had to believe in something even after their religion had let them down.


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