Jack – Marilynne Robinson

Synopsis:

Jack tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the loved and grieved-over prodigal son of a Presbyterian minister in Gilead, Iowa, a drunkard and a ne’er-do-well. In segregated St. Louis sometime after World War II, Jack falls in love with Della Miles, an African-American high school teacher, also a preacher’s child, with a discriminating mind, a generous spirit and an independent will. Their fraught, beautiful story is one of Robinson’s greatest achievements.

Review:

I’m not sure if it’s on me for not having read the rest of the series first but I found this uninteresting and difficult to read.

The first 25% was a REAL drag for me which put a bad light on the rest of the story.

I found it impossible to connect with the main character and the conversations quite frankly, boring.

I was desperate to hear her point of view but it never came.

I regret not DNFing this one… 1/5 stars from me.

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