Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Poisonwood Bible

I read this book for the TBR challenge. This was my first book completed for this challenge, 11 more to go.

This is a story about a family of Evangelical Baptists who go to Africa to be missionaries. Through the narration of 5 different viewpoints, the mother and the 4 daughters, we see how cultures clash, learn about African (Congo) politics and the status of women. We see a family fall apart and then come back together.

I found The Poisonwood Bible difficult to get into at the beginning. I believe that it was due to the writing style of the author. I either became use to the style or the story became to enthralling to put the book down. After the first 100 pages the book became easier. The further I got in the book, I wanted to know more about the characters

Overall, I found the book a good read. I would definitely recommend it.

1 comment:

Teddy Rose said...

I loved this book! It is one of my favorites of all time.