The Red Tent

Date: 2006-02-15 06:24 pm (UTC)
Every once in awhile I have to take a peek at your list to make sure I'm not missing out on something fabulous! :)

I just finished The Red Tent recently. I started it fairly soon after having read Rachel & Leah and had a hard time getting into it. I actually set it aside and read a few other books in between and then picked it up again. I didn't really like the way that these ancient patriarchs were portrayed- as these crude, vulgar men who just wanted lots and lots of sex.

I guess the Mormon teachings & beliefs comes out in me as I loved how Card incorporated the ancient priesthood, records and seemed to have respect for what callings the Lord gave them. I also wasn't really into all the idol worship portrayed. And I didn't really like the older Joseph. I guess I just think of all these people so differently!

I did like the book the farther I got into it and loved the people connections that she made later in the book. I thought it was a creative way to tie the story together.

Obviously these two authors have different backgrounds and different viewpoints on just a few short chapters in Genesis.

I would love to hear what you thought of it!
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