Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Housekeeping

Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson (1980) is a highly acclaimed book which won a bunch of awards and was nominated for the Pulitzer, but I really didn't enjoy it. It's a prose-alicious book that is written with utterly breathtaking sentences, I mean, sometimes I'd read a sentence and then sit back and say, "Well, why would anyone write anything else?" But, altogether I found the book really distant and well, boring. It was a quite odd mix of beautiful writing and a boring story, but that's heavy prose for ya.

I'm sure there are many who'll disagree with me - I encourage you to defend in comments!

1 comment:

Becky K said...

I hated this book. It's been a long time since I attempted to read it, but I remember it being very beautiful...and very boring. I didn't finish it. I was excited when I saw you had read it just to see if I was the only one who didn't like it. So glad I'm not the only one. :)