Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Gravedigger's Daughter

One of my book groups read The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates for our May meeting.  I
had read and reviewed the book in March 2008, so please refer back to that blog for the long version of my review.  Suffice to say, it is still a great book!  To read it five years later and be able to discuss it with others was a joy...and a lively discussion we did have!  I thought it was interesting that when I reviewed it five years ago, I ended with saying that I would probably go back and read this book again...sure glad that I did.  She is an amazing writer...I have read several of her books and have never been disappointed.  I still highly recommend it! It ended up being a Finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. 


Bybee said...

I'm a fan of JCO, but I feel like I've been put through the wringer every time I finish one of her novels. It's like I can feel my veins popping out and my eyes are wild. I suppose that's a testament to her evocative writing.

Sue F. said...

I agree...her books do put you through the wringer, but I also think that it is a testament to her great writing!