Saturday, November 19, 2011
Just a quick review this time. The Homecoming of Samuel Lake is a slow, depressing little tale of a back-woods family. I really didn't enjoy it, but then the topics of suicide, abuse, child rape, adultery, and alcoholics all in one book is a bit much for me. It started well enough with all of the family coming home for a family reunion. Unfortunately, the story was scattered and never really came to a point. Although Samuel is a preacher, this is not a book that delves into issues of faith. It seems that Samuel and his wife simply wait around for God to give them a church. If you like stories of hardscrabble life you may like this, but it just wasn't for me.