Always a reader. Writing to remember and to share my thoughts on the books I read.
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson is a dying pastor's epistle for his seven year old son and a philosophical reflection on his own life. I feel like I did not truly understand this book, perhaps not picking up on all the theological references. However, it leaves me thinking and I am engaged enough to want to understand. Many unanswered questions remain, but the book feels complete. We hear only John Ames' perspective, but I am left caring about all of them – fictional characters who leave a very real, lingering impact.
Read my complete review at: http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2015/04/gilead.html