Great book; this is a departure from what you normally would expect from John Grisham. I can relate to the characters having grown up in the fifties.
very different from grisham's normal work. no lawyers, but still very interesting.
An excellent tale with unforgettable characters. Although it is not related to crime or law, an excellent writing I couldn't put down.
Very interesting. I love John Grisham and this was out of the norm from the types of books I read by him but I liked it.
Being from the city my entire life, I thoroughly enjoyed this book for its insight into life on a farm in the country through the eyes of a young boy. That it was set in a period back in history was even more intriguing. Anything but idyllic, A Painted House is brutally real as it tells the story of a poor farming family and how their fate is tied to the land and weather.
Not Grisham's usual courtroom procedural, but quite possibly his best work. The ring of truth asserts itself as Grisham describes a biographical boyhood in the deep South. A worthy read, and most likely his best contribution to literature ever.
This was an enjoyable quick read. Not particularly meaty but I do enjoy books which offer a voyeuristic view at times and situations which I will never personally experience. Perfect beach book.
great book by a great author
First time I read anything by John Grisham. I liked it so much i went and bought a few of his books. This one is a little different, has nothing to do with lawyers and courthouses like his books usually do.
I never thought I would like Grisham's books about lawyers. I decided to read this because it was a departure from that. This book kept my interest and had a really good plot.
It veers away from John's Grisham's normal type of story but it still kept me hooked until the end.
A wonderful novel in which you can't help feel the characters beguiling story of family, love, survival, and innocence lost.
a good read. but then again, i think all john grisham books are a good read.
A Painted House is a moving story of one boy,s jpurney from innocense