Has anyone read The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver? I’m trying to decide whether to invest my time and money. Would I like it given the following:
(a) The Bean Trees is probably one of my top ten books ever. I loved it. I was stunned and awed. I still read it every few years.
(b) Pigs in Heaven and Animal Dreams, which I snatched up after I read Bean Trees, I enjoyed but not with the same revelation that I had for Bean Trees. I also enjoyed High Tide in Tucson, though I don’t read a lot of non fiction.
(c) The Poisonwood Bible, everyone else’s favorite Kingsolver book, I waited for, was excited about, bought the hardcover as soon as it was published, and did not like. It wasn’t the religious stuff. That didn’t phase me. I just thought it was too long and got didactic and I wasn’t really fond enough of the characters. Someday, for Becka, I will re-read it.
(d) I was fine with Prodigal Summer, but not overly enamored.
So…any thoughts? The premise sounds interesting.
And here’s a fun fact: Computerguy’s grandfather actually was an artist who worked with Diego Rivera. The story goes that Frida Kahlo didn’t like him, so he was sent packing. I don’t really know anything about it, though.