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Prodigal Summer

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

One of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors

This book is very sensual and the descriptions of summer and the way all animals and insects communicate through non-verbal methods is beautiful and memorable. It is beautifully written and a great introduction to this author if you haven't read her before. If you lik...
This book is very sensual and the descriptions of summer and the way all animals and insects communicate through non-verbal methods is beautiful and memorable. It is beautifully written and a great introduction to this author if you haven't read her before. If you like Barbara Kingsolver you will love this book.

posted by jburke on January 2, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

WASTE of Anybodys time!!!

I have read several of ms Kingsolver's book. Her best book by far it "The Poisonwood Bible" which I have read several times. But this book is totaly disappointing. She has three female characters who are so much alike that they are practically identical. She gets on her...
I have read several of ms Kingsolver's book. Her best book by far it "The Poisonwood Bible" which I have read several times. But this book is totaly disappointing. She has three female characters who are so much alike that they are practically identical. She gets on her soapbox and lectures and preaches page after page...chapter after chapter..about the evils of nonorganic farming and killing wolves. OK...fine by me. But over 300 pages of that doesn't make a story and never will. Then...when you think the story is FINALLY going somewhere (around page 315 or so) she just stops. Like she ran out of paper! Ridiculous waste of time. Do NOT buy this thing!

posted by mamieGS on February 18, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2010

    Really Boring

    I don't understand what all these other reviewers saw that I didn't see, but I thought this book was very boring. Way too many details about everything. I breezed over a lot to try and just get through it because I don't like to give up on a book, but I put this one away unfinished.

    8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    Hard to get interested in...

    Haven't finished it - cant get interested in it. Nothing to peak or hold my interest.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2009

    too much of everything

    This was not a good read. The details bogged me down and had me skipping paragraphs dedicated to the description of a leaf or moth.<BR/>Boring. If you are an animal and nature lover maybe it's for you - but I am both and it was just too much for me.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2004

    a dull disappointment

    Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer has some interesting underlying themes about live and death, but first you have to read the uneventful stories of three characters. I found the character development and the storylines very boring and not stimulating at all. I am sad to say that I cannot recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2002

    Dissapointed but Loyal Fan

    I found this book boring. I love Kingslover's other novels but found myself skipping over paragraphs to get to more exciting parts in this one. I barely finished it.

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