The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
I really liked the first 2/3 of this book, but I would rate the last third somewhere around 2.5 stars. It seemed to turn into a socio-political history of Africa at the end. It would've been better served to sum it all up in an epilogue (without the history lesson).
There are some books that you never want to end when you're reading them, but this is one I thought never would. That said, Barbara Kingsolver writes beautifully! I wish I could write 1/10th so well. Having lived in a country among poverty (but not actually impoverished), her descriptions brought back a flood of memories. However, I will never understand the Nathan Price's of the world-those people who try to exact their own penance and take everyone with them.
Have you read this book? What did you think of it?