I have been trying to read Gilead and am about half through it. I have given up. That almost never happens, I always finish a book, but not this time. I just haven't gotten into it and find it terribly boring. I usually read every evening for an hour or more. I finally gave up when I realized I would rather keep doing my embroidery than to pick up my book. I understand the concept because my father died when I was 4 months old and I would have loved to have something to get to know him from, but I just found I had no interest in this man's life and family. It might have helped me if there had been some explaination of what the son he was writing to was like. The few clues I got were just not helpful. I had to write this now instead of waiting for everyone to review or I would have forgotten! Hugzz Greenbean PS I have the next one on order at the library but the waiting list is long so I might not get it until after the new year.