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Sometimes with great authors you need to start with the right book to begin with.This is a great place to start.
In reading all of Toni Morrison's books, I struggle to find words that can capture her essence. There is a beauty to her writing that is unmatched. I have given it long and intense thought, pondering how to express my opinion of the greatness of her writing. In doing this, not only have I read her books, I have read many of the things that others have said about her. In this effort, the best description of her writing that I can find, is found on pages 99 through 102 of Thomas D. Rush's “Reality...
This is my number most Favorite book EVER!
Somehow the single book BELOVED by toni morrison isn't available on goodreads, but that's the one I read, thus that's the one I'm reviewing. This is the second time I've read this book, and although I was not a fan of the film when I saw it in the theater years ago (interesting note: Demme had his pick of projects after his success with Silence of the Lambs and Beloved was the one he adamantly wanted to direct next. Kind of cool, eh?). I adore the lyricism of this text, the way the characters' p...
So far I have read two of Toni Morrison's books, namely "Song of Solomon" and "A Mercy". I must admit that I didn't enjoy "A Mercy" half as much as I enjoyed "Song of Solomon". Generelly I am a slow reader, but with this book, I found it hard to put it down once I started reading. I fell in love with the characters of the book. I was not always sure though which characters within the storyline were real and which ones not.This book has inspired me to start reading more books wrote by african ame...
The single book, Song of Solomon is not available for rating, but that is the one I have rated. I listened to it as an audio book with Toni Morrison reading it, and found it a little difficult to follow in that format, thus only 3 stars. I intend to read more of her work. I think seeing it in print would make a difference to me, in contrast to other writers that I enjoy on audio.
Didn't care for the magical realism in this one. Good story otherwise and, no surprise, beautifully written.
A patient climatic to the end read.