Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Wordy Shipmates

The Wordy Shipmates The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell


My review


rating: 3 of 5 stars
OK, I really like Sarah Vowell's writing. Snarky and fun, but with unexpected depths, and an overall tone that I really agree with. But wow, she picks some off-the-beaten-path subjects. Wordy Shipmates is basically a religio-political history of the Puritan founders of Boston. As a child of the West Coast, I know very little of and could honestly care less about the squabbling that happened in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 17th century. I guess it's a testament to Vowell's writing, then, that I stuck this book out to the end.


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2 comments:

SnowLeopard said...

But, hey, it's got a fun cover picture, eh?

Turi said...

Actually, yeah - I totally love the cover. I meant to mention that in my review, actually, but forgot. Now I don't have the book anymore, and can't find the name of the cover designer.