WARNING ! This is more of a rant then a review, if you have not read the book do not read this post it will spoil the only interesting part of the book
O pioneers! by Willa Cather
Age Group: Adult
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication Date: 1913
I didn't really mind the book up until the ending.
Was it slow? Yes
Was it over descriptive? Yes
Were most of the characters dull or annoying? Yes
Even with that I really didn't hate the book until the end. I was able to read the book, and understand it. Even though the book dragged and was over descriptive I was able to deal with it. I was really annoyed with the characters, especially Lou and Oscar. Even Marie annoyed me at times, simply because she was just too happy. I was okay with the book until part five. By the end I was ready to toss the book in the trash, but I didn't want to pay the school fine. I couldn't believe everyone blamed Emil and Marie for their death. Even Alex feels for Frank. I was like WHAT THE HELL! It isn't there fault they got shot, they didn't shoot themselves. THEY WERE MURDERED, and Alex want to pardon him. How much sense does that make? Oh and wile we're at it lets blame the girl who was shot in the lung! Last time I checked double homicide was frowned upon. Frank shouldn't be felt sorry for, he got what he deserved, he murdered his own wife, and Alex's brother. Considering how much she "loved" Emil you would think she would have had some resentment towards him.