Review by nick7jq
March, 28 2011
Pros: Nice setting
Cons: Wasn't all that engaged by the plot
Review by Rocketgirl
August, 07 2009
Pros: Descriptive and heart-warming.
Cons: Sad too.
Review by angie828
August, 01 2008
Pros: good strong characters, could relate well to most of them
Cons: slow beginning
Review by hunyady
October, 17 2007
Pros: different, characters, setting
Review by Joubert
February, 17 2007
Pros: Rich setting and characters...
Cons: ...although the plot is a bit formulaic.
Review by zelo
August, 23 2005
Pros: A book that is hard to put down. Warm and inviting.
Cons: Plot lines are not finished, much like the painting of the house.
Review by jsmorris
June, 03 2005
Pros: Um, interesting premise...
Cons: Little character development, little plot development, entire storyline is lacking!
Review by holli4lb
June, 01 2004
Pros: Easy book to read and follow. Well written.
Cons: Slow paced, not very exciting.
Review by llebell
March, 23 2004
Pros: Can't think of any.
Cons: A really boring, pointless read.
Review by garrick06
February, 24 2004
Pros: Very good book that you can understand.
Cons: 465 pgs is quite a lot for a slow reader.
Review by Dionne25
February, 14 2004
Pros: Okay story told through the eyes of a child
Cons: The reader is left wondering about many unfinished issues
Review by edeaton
November, 08 2003
Pros: Painted a vivid picture of the hard times on a hard farm in Arkansas.
Cons: Another scratch your head ending...
Review by debpryor
October, 28 2003
Pros: The writing of a true pro.
Cons: I just couldn't read it fast enough.
Review by walnut0817
September, 27 2003
Pros: Wonderful writing, warm characters, and an inviting story line.
Cons: This book was slow at times and had an abrupt ending.
Review by andre98
July, 22 2003
Pros: An atmosphere snatched out of America's past.
Cons: The weight of Grisham's rep hurts perceptions of it.
Review by mrstareski
June, 20 2003
Pros: A surprisingly good read.
Review by neenee47
June, 05 2003
Pros: The name, John Grisham
Cons: It went on and on and let me down.
Review by thumper2003
May, 30 2003
Pros: It does make you feel what it was like if you where there.
Cons: The plot was thin, and it ends weak!
Review by CurtisEdmonds
November, 15 2002
Pros: Gorgeous writing, a slow, smooth style, and a host of conflicts large and small.
Cons: Those who dwell in other, less favored parts of the country might not be appreciative.
Review by imprimis2
October, 02 2002
Pros: A new area for John Grisham to write from.
Cons: Dull and boring story altogether.
Review by qmda
August, 28 2002
Pros: Funny, heartwarming, hard to put down!
Cons: Nothing significant.