Wow. What a book. I’m absolutely blown away. I haven’t read a story so elegantly written and yet so homely and comfortable. Gilead is theologically rich and so very personal and simple. It tugs the heart and helps the imagination find new heights. It preaches without words. It is a book that holds you even when you think you are holding it.
Gilead is the best thing I’ve read in a long time.
I unsay everything I said on Wednesday about the tired trope of the clergyman. Marilynne Robinson has written the unwrite-able book, and did so with grace and authenticity.
Anything is possible now.