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X's first novel an ambitious undertaking that had occupied nearly twenty years of her life Central to the novel is the act of creation from naming the plants and animals of the kingdom to bearing children Both Justin Magnus and Erma Herrick discover the wellsprings of their creative energy as they discover the kingdom and finally each other in a story that is by turns mystical and realistic the pro DNF I got through half of this 288 pages out of 561 before finally giving up This is a very strange book and not at all what

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Green Kingdom

The dream of a green kingdom a new world a place to start over this is the vision that compels the five central characters in this novel to seek a hidden land The story is at once the age old tale of utopia and dystopia and the saga of Americans at mid century with a history of economic depression the midwestern dust bowl and two world wars First published in 1957 The Green Kingdom was Rachel Maddu I couldn t get through it I was about 12 in and I just had to stop It s too wordy too philosophical too conceptual too chara

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Duct of a vivid imagination and keen powers of observation The Green Kingdom itself is a metaphor for whatever circumstances can make a person feel some control over fate To live in the Green Kingdom is to inhabit what Maddux calls the climate of potentiality and to read The Green Kingdom is an intense experience in which we imagine our own responses to this land that Maddux so carefully delineates My book club read this utterly haunting work It s obviously a first novel but it leaves a profound effect More distopia than


10 thoughts on “Green Kingdom

  1. says:

    In my family reading this book is a rite of passage My mother who rarely censored my reading growing up did ask that I wait to read this one until I was old enough so that I would truely appreciate it and love it And I did A fantasy about a small group of people who disappear into a secret kingdom It's really a

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    I couldn't get through it I was about 12 in and I just had to stop It's too wordy too philosophical too conceptual too character driven for my tastes That being said I do believe she was a talented writer but her style is so far from what I normally read I had to drop it If you like books with a well developed

  3. says:

    This book is very well written but very strange I didn't know I could finish a book 560 pages long without liking any of the characters but I guess I did If you like philosophy and exploration of how relationships and peopl

  4. says:

    The Green Kingdom has been on my 'to read' list for a long time and at last I found a copy Just where I came ac

  5. says:

    DNF I got through half of this 288 pages out of 561 before finally giving up This is a very strange book and not at all what I was expecting judging from the enthusiastic endorsements here and on the paperback format page and from a recommendation from an Instagram friend It gave me the feeling of a 1950's black and white B movie fitting enough as it was published in the mid 50's originally rather heavy philosophizing

  6. says:

    This is an older book1957but for the most part it doesn't matter I read it in my 20s and I am rereading it now thirty years later I

  7. says:

    Interesting how different I felt about this book when I read it back in high school as opposed to the recent read I thoug

  8. says:

    My book club read this utterly haunting work It's obviously a first novel but it leaves a profound effect More distopia than Utopia it explores man's greed to bend things to his will; it suggests that simple survival reuires mankind to ruin nature and it uestions human kind's ability to be totally selfless Great book fo

  9. says:

    Hauntingly beautiful and tragic Unforgettable

  10. says:

    Excellent book that stays with you Remarkable characters and great writing Have read it about three times already About time for another read