Jun 16, 2021Joyinlit rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
This read was part of a buddy read in an on-line reading groups (thank you SarahKat). I'm glad I pushed myself out of my box to read sci-fi/dystopian. A book by Louise Erdrich made it easier to do. It's hard to read outside of your…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 24, 2021bonster1026 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Rare to read a book twice, but this from the magical mind and very serious heart of a true teller of tales, this deserves multiple readings. Hard to believe I met Erdrich in a telephone interview when THEY were married, with children and…Read moreRead more of this comment
Aug 03, 2020Michael D Kurtz rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
A very disappointing book. The premise of reverse evolution was intriguing but barely explored. The principal character was self absorbed and sorely lacking in compassion, curiosity and even intelligence. The characters aground her were…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jun 14, 2020theviolet41 rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
I read this, but honestly did not enjoy it
It falls into the "unreliable narrator trope. There's a good premise to the story; the vagueness of evolution reversing, but nothing is fleshed out because our narrator doesn't know or doesn't…Read moreRead more of this comment
I haven't read this yet, but a friend noted this is a serious, dystopian read!
My friend also pointed out this book has a local connection!
Erdrich writes of Custer's horse, Comanche. Comanche is on display inside KU's Natural History…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 20, 2019OPL_AnnaW rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
If you're a fan of The Handmaid's Tale, this book is for you. The climate is becoming increasingly unstable, evolution seems to be moving backwards, and government mass surveillance is increasing. At the center of this is our narrator, a…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jun 17, 2019mynovelesquelife rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This weekend I finished two novels written by two authors I have been wanting to try for a long while. Every time I read a synopsis to a Louise Erdrich's book, I want to (and often do) add it to my to-read shelf. Her books sound so…Read moreRead more of this comment
Mar 25, 2019WoodneathKristie rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Future Home paints a gripping picture of a society ravaged by climatological and sociological crisis. Moving back and forth between the banality of upper-middle class suburban Minneapolis and the unique pacing of daily reservation life in…Read moreRead more of this comment
Oct 23, 2018Banks_SusanC rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This novel has lots of compelling, appealing characters. The plot is a little out there, and the ending is not what we've come to expect from these types of stories. But, all-in-all, the book is thought-provoking and entertaining.
May 03, 2018durksenary rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
At some point Erdrich or her editor decided, several decades ago, that the manuscript wasn't ready for publication. They were right at the time and should have left it alone or made an effort to fix the problems. It's almost as if the…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 16, 2018BWilsoned rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Wow! Erdrich knows how to write them, and this one is awesome. Cedar, part Ojibwe, adopted by crunchy hippies, finds her birth mother at a time when evolution, apparently, has stopped moving forward.
Pregnant women are imprisoned until…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 01, 2018ArapahoeStaff26 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A lyrical celebration of and eulogy for maternal love and life as we know it. The book is told in the first person in the form of a letter 26 year old Cedar writes to her developing fetus. Not as well thought out as Erdrich's other books,…Read moreRead more of this comment
Mar 28, 2018LucasHill rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I have read comments by other reviewers that this is too much like other works (The Handmaid's Tale and The Children of Men, to name a couple) to be truly original. Erdrich apparently began writing this decades ago, and now believes that…Read moreRead more of this comment
Feb 22, 2018JessicaGma rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
It was an unsettling book in the sense that you're not really sure what is going on around the characters, which continues on during the plot. You get mere snippets but then events in the world keep escalating, and Cedar doesn't seem to…Read moreRead more of this comment
Feb 08, 2018ArapahoeStaff29 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
A family drama and a theocratic fertility obsessed dystopia going on at the same time. Shame is that neither aspect of this book is fleshed out. I found it interesting yet a bit lifeless. Maybe the Catholicism was a bit much for me.
Feb 05, 2018drsarav rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
This was a boring book. The protagonist is completely self centered and lacks breadth (although she imagines that she's very deep, since she is into Catholic esoterica). The nature of the apocalypse is never made clear, only that HER baby…Read moreRead more of this comment
Feb 02, 2018m0mmyl00 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Future Home of the Living God is more Handmaid’s Tale than LaRose or Round House. While I liked it fine, it felt like a shadow of The Handmaid’s Tale. I liked the characters; Cedar Hawk Songmaker seemed genuine and genuinely confused, as…Read moreRead more of this comment