Jun 23, 2021tgroverme rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I actually loved this book, though it was different from most other books I've read. Loved the characters, and it was great to do without horrible violence for a change. Great storyteller! I would definitely read her other books.
May 06, 2021512cadcock rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Can’t say I’ve ever read other books where a house was a main character. This house tore its inhabitants apart, brought new ones together, tore them apart and brought the cast back together again. I really enjoyed this coming of age tale…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 24, 2021gale37 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
A somewhat interesting read...to read in-between something with a more thoughtful plot or non-fiction that interests the reader.. Good research on medical details and architecture. I would say good Summer reading...but not a memorable one.
I loved this book. Long after I have finished it, I still think of it and the characters. The house itself acts as a character in the book. The house was clearly not a typical house, and to the kids, it was more than just a house: it…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 28, 2020delphimo rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I have not read Ann Patchett in a while. The last book was Commonwealth which was a disappointment. The Dutch House saddened and delighted me in many facets of the story. The evil second wife who steals the wealth of her second husband…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 17, 2020JCLBetM rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
It's one of those books where not much occurs - mostly normal life (though, of course, with quirks) - and yet, I was always interested in what happened next. Who knew following a brother and sister around through decades of their lives…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 11, 2020joe_strnad rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Great character development and dialogue. One of Patchett's strength - the dialogue of her characters feels natural for who they are based on their backgrounds and descriptions. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this novel. Bel Canto is…Read moreRead more of this comment
Nov 16, 2020m0mmyl00 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
My review of this book: Meh. Siblings Danny and Maeve grew up in an old mansion their father bought as a surprise for their mother. Their mother hated the house with a quiet, resigned hate. Perhaps hate is too passionate a word; more like…Read moreRead more of this comment