Book Review

These days, I have been feeling a bit ADD.  Seems like I have more time for just snippets, so reading a mag seems more efficient than just a few pages in a book.  I started a few book a month or so ago, and finally finished one of them!


March by Geraldine Brooks, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006.  I like to read Pulitzer Prize winners as I assume they have to be at least well written, if nothing else.  (Tho I think Waiting by Ha Jin was a PP winner, and I did not enjoy it at all.  And really didn’t think it was well written.)

She takes the absentee father from Little Women and weaves a story where he is the main character.  He is a Chaplain in the Union Army, and it is a it like a historical fiction.   I enjoyed it.  It was an easy read and interesting plot line.  She delves a little into how slaves were treated, and it is horrific (human decency clearly skipped some people – to be able to treat another human being so poorly, just because they look a little different).  And shows that even people on the Union side, still had their prejudices.  To think, that this all took place less than 200 years ago is really amazing.


One response to “Book Review

  1. Cool, sounds like another good book to read!

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