Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Book Review: The Good Earth


I have lost track of how many times I have read this book.  It is a fascinating story which earned the the author, Pearl S. Buck, a Pulitzer Prize.  Buck is also a Nobel Prize winner.  

That Buck lived in China is very obvious in her understanding and descriptions of the places, people and their lives.  The novel is about Wang Lung, a poor man, and his family who live through one of the most exciting and terrifying of times, the early twentieth century.  I feel like I know and understand the characters.  To me, that is the sign of a great novel.