March by Geraldine Brooks


I’m astounded that this novel won the Pulitzer. “March” has a really interesting premise; it follows the father of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” during the American Civil War. On the plus side, much of the writing is very well crafted. But the father’s character? He’s a weak, philosophy-espousing man who lacks any self-awareness. And the mother is always flying into a rage. Together, they make it incredibly hard to believe that they could have ever conceived or raised the interesting characters from the original novel.

Gwenamon says: Short-sighted


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