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↠ Louise Erdrich Ú Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereOne of the most revered novelists of our time a brilliant chronicler of Native American life Louise Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves with The Round House transporting readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North DakotSt accessible novel to date from the creator of Love Medicine The Beet ueen and The Bingo Palace Erdrich’s The Round House is a page turning masterpiece of literary fiction at once a powerful coming of age story a mystery and a tender moving novel of family history and culture I hate cilantro; even a tiny bit can ruin an otherwise wonderful dish I mostly hate ghosts mythology dreams religion and political messages and these topics all ruined an otherwise fine novel I realize it’s a long list of dislikes but really a novel should be all about character and plot development The characters were sort of boring or too stereotypical and the plot though interesting was too broken up for me to appreciate it Okay the main character Joe did struggle with the big issues of shame and morality and he was well drawn but I didn’t really feel a whole lot for him I might have been too annoyed at the author to have room to enjoy him muchI don’t understand why a good writer feels the need to add ghosts the novel loses its veracity immediately Or why she forces me to listen to an unrelated little precious myth or preaches about oppression or adds a bunch of church scenes—when all I really want is for her to finish telling me the story already Pace is everything and I resent the intrusions Luckily I wasn’t asked to edit this book or it would have ended up a very short novella It feels lonely when everyone else seems to be gushing over this National Book Award winner and I’m fairly outraged that I got cheated out of a good read I read Erdrich novels twenty years ago and liked them; this one didn’t cut it Either she has lost her touch or I’ve become a way harsher critic I can’t believe I’m giving Erdrich 2 stars but I really didn’t like the book

The Round HouseSt accessible novel to date from the creator of Love Medicine The Beet ueen and The Bingo Palace Erdrich’s The Round House is a page turning masterpiece of literary fiction at once a powerful coming of age story a mystery and a tender moving novel of family history and culture I hate cilantro; even a tiny bit can ruin an otherwise wonderful dish I mostly hate ghosts mythology dreams religion and political messages and these topics all ruined an otherwise fine novel I realize it’s a long list of dislikes but really a novel should be all about character and plot development The characters were sort of boring or too stereotypical and the plot though interesting was too broken up for me to appreciate it Okay the main character Joe did struggle with the big issues of shame and morality and he was well drawn but I didn’t really feel a whole lot for him I might have been too annoyed at the author to have room to enjoy him muchI don’t understand why a good writer feels the need to add ghosts the novel loses its veracity immediately Or why she forces me to listen to an unrelated little precious myth or preaches about oppression or adds a bunch of church scenes—when all I really want is for her to finish telling me the story already Pace is everything and I resent the intrusions Luckily I wasn’t asked to edit this book or it would have ended up a very short novella It feels lonely when everyone else seems to be gushing over this National Book Award winner and I’m fairly outraged that I got cheated out of a good read I read Erdrich novels twenty years ago and liked them; this one didn’t cut it Either she has lost her touch or I’ve become a way harsher critic I can’t believe I’m giving Erdrich 2 stars but I really didn’t like the book

reader ☆ The Round House ´ Louise Erdrich

The Round House Ø Librarian's note An alternate cover edition can be found hereOne of the most revered novelists of our time a brilliant chronicler of Native American life Louise Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves with The Round House t reader ☆ The Round House ´ Louise Erdrich

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Louise Erdrich ´ The Round House kindle Ransporting readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota It is an exuisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family Riveting and suspenseful arguably the mo Just an observation of the truthI initially gave “The Round House” 3 stars It is a good read with some excellent characterization and I read it at a decent pace and enjoyed it while doing so However when I was done with it I was like “well that was good what’s next” I was hoping for it to induce than that in me After discussing it with my book club I moved up my opinion of it I am content to give it 4 stars in the endThe good thing about this novel is that the suspense builds nicely the story is an interesting one and Louise Erdrich is a smart enough writer not to harangue the reader with “issues” She could easily have made this a novel about legal jurisdiction on Indian reservations the effects of colonization on Native Americans hundreds of years after the fact the impact of Catholicism on native populations etc However to do so would have been to write a boring and pedantic novel Instead she has written a really interesting story that touches on without whining or preaching those topics in the context of a much interesting human story that I doubt would isolate any reader Kudos to her for thatOne of the joys of this text is the unexpected humor it is uite funny at times and the author’s wonderful grasp of teenage boys The characterization of the protagonist 13 year old Joe and his three friends is well done The book is set in 1988 I was a teenage boy in the 80s once I recognized myself in many of the elements and characteristics she imbues the characters with in this text The book is filled with real people and there were times I was unexpectedly moved by some subtle element Erdrich created within a character This happens in real life and when novels capture that it pleases me to no endI have some small uibbles with the conclusion of the novel but overall it is an enjoyable read Don’t read the critical blurbs printed in the book They overpraise “The Round House” to a ridiculous degree It is a very good novel; it tells a poignant tale and will give you something to reflect on Take it at that and enjoy