A story about this — 3 years ago
I’m finally done!
I love Barbara Kingsolver, but this was one tough book to get through. In fact I started the book and finished with the audiobook, as I was taking so long with the book and it was due back at the library.
Her previous books (Prodigal Summer is a personal fave) have been filled with interesting characters, sometimes unlikely situations that she’s able to make seem plausible, and energy. Lacuna’s narrator seemed pretty much passionless, frequently an observer/commentator on his on life. His stenographer Violet Brown is a bit more interesting, as were the characters of Diego Rivera and especially Frida Kahlo.
I dunno. I guess I was hoping for something more compelling. Basically it was just pretty difficult to finish this book, and sometimes even to want to …