This is a very popular book, and the majority of it is very well written. Kingsolver does and amazing job outlining the wildlife and bush around the Congo, and it paints a picture about as near to the real thing as you can get. I would have liked to see further development of some of the characters, the mother and father especially. These two pillars of the story bring a lot of emotional baggage with them, and while the consequences of their actions are very clear, I would have liked to be provided with better picture of their motives. A more developed back story for these two characters would have made me appreciate their impact more.
Overall, the author leaves the reader with a palatable understanding of the complexity and emotional toll that American missionaries, especially those in equatorial Africa, face on a day-to-day basis. Kingsolver describes the cultural, language, and general everyday living differences between American and Congolese people with extraordinary clarity.
I really appreciated this book, and if you have a bit of firsthand knowledge about the military, you will love this intense, gritty, and elaborate story. Well done!
This was, by far, the best book of the Fifty Shades Series. While Becca Battoe was not my favorite narrator for the characters in the books, she seems much too immature and therefore off-putting for some of these explicit scenes, my ears and mind adapted to her voice over time. This final book allows the two main characters to mature in your head more than the first two, and I really started to feel their stories by the end. Don't get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing sappy about this book, and if you are looking for some educational scenes, it will not disappoint, but I didn't feel like FFF was as raunchy as the first two books. If you have already started the series, I encourage you to make it through to this one because it does get better in the end, and, overall, I wasn't disappointed.
This is a phenomenal, original story. A must read for any Texan, especially if you want to see what DFW was like in "63. You will not be disappointed!
This book far exceeded my expectations! The accents from Linda Stephens gave the story more depth and brought characters to life with their deep southern tone.
This love story is truly classic. There are so many parts that are relatable to many relationships.
This was such a refreshing summer book. The fact that Tina is the narrator makes it even more funny!
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