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I couldn’t put this book down! The author brings you into the head space of teenage Joe and shakes you to your core.
Inappropriate, strong language, poorly constructed, and hard to follow let alone stay interested. I had to read this book for college and I must say, this is the worst assigned book I have ever had to read.
I'm giving this book 4 stars for the believable characters, the story line that makes you feel the potent injustices the Native American people live with, the incredibly beautiful language, and the authentic portrayals of life within a family, a community, and a self-serving government. However. The ending confuses and frustrates me greatly, as it did to the members of my book club. We all agreed that we liked the book a great deal, but felt cheated by the ending, which almost almost felt as if it belonged to another book. I still recommend you read it, but you should probably check it out at the library before buying.
The Round House is compelling and moving. I learned so much about the miscarriage of justice our nation has committed against Native Americans, and learned, also, about the culture of the characters. I miss them already, having finished the book, and will find myself thinking about them over the coming weeks.
Been a long time since I read something this captivating. Louise E is a genius storyteller, unfolding details in the most creative way, engaging my attention the whole way through. Her characters in this story are lifelike and charming, I finished the story feeling like I'd made some new friends for life. Bought it as an ebook while I had the flu and read the whole thing in 3 days. Amazing!
This was recommended by a good friend and I honor her judgements on books. Loved this and had no idea of the real life tragedies of these Indian women! These are women that should have been protected and fought for. We're Americans ...all of us, Shame on us! Shame! on! us!!!!!!!
It was ok.
Hated to have it end. The emotional story made me so sad & also laugh out loud. Great characters and a realistic human story.
A very enjoyable read. 2 days and done. Not earth shattering, but definitely heartfelt. I really enjoyed it.
Compelling, tragic and deeply moving. Complex characters. Fascinating insight into clash of cultural values, laws.
I cannot believe I read the whole thing-(assigned reading for my first ever book club)...well, I DID skip huge sections, which did not detract from the general sophomoric driveling that is the sum total of this horrible, horrible book. Awful, disjointed dialogue, weird unrelated distracting sub-stories (can't even call them sub-plots, as they bear no relation to the rest of the story) under-developed characters, and a saw-it-a-mile-away ending. It doesn't even qualify as decent YA, despite being (poorly) narrated by a teenage boy. Ack.
Beautifully written, stunning ability to make these characters real. As a mother of a son & grandmother of 4 grandsons, relating to the main character was poignant. Highly recommend. Read it in 2 days.
Likable characters. Painful situation. The journey is sometimes humorous, fantastical, sad, awkward... I can smell the food, feel the earth, see the dusty light. This story isn't an easy place to be or a few days, but it's somewhere worth going.
Rings with emotional truth.
I have yet to finish this book, but I can say that I am so happy I picked it up!! It has been a couple years since I found a book that I could not put down. Looking forward to a bittersweet end tonight.
A great big beautiful story, will grip you fast from beginning to end. I loved it very much, thanks Louise!
As always, Louise Erdrich has woven an incredible tapestry of new story, old legend and all-time, everlasting, forever truth. There is more in this story than I could possibly take in on a first reading, and I can't stop thinking about it, days later. I'll be back.
The book started out good, but as the story progressed, it did not keep my interest.
Fantastic! I could not put it down. The characters will stay with you forever.