When I bought The Good Earth from the Amazon Kindle store, I had to choose between buying it by itself for $7.50 or buying the whole trilogy for $15.39. I’m glad I only bought the first one. One was enough.
The style of writing is simple in a kind of old-fashioned, grand, Biblical way that grated on me long before I reached the end. Long compound sentences rolled along relentlessly, one after another, connecting each thought or action with the previous one. Never have I read a book that contained so many “and”s. Moreover, those “and”s didn’t seem to be building towards anything in a meaningful way. The novel had a straightforward timeline and virtually zero tension, zero plot.
When and Why I Read The Good Earth
This book was chosen by Rachel of the Hungry Hundred Book Club for June 2018.
Genre: fiction (historical)
Date started / date finished: 23-May-2018 / 27-May-2018
ISBN: ASIN B008F4NRA8
Originally published in: 1931
Amazon link: The Good Earth