Friday, August 7, 2015

Book Review: Sula by Toni Morrison

Smiling cuz this book exists!
     I'm on a Toni Morrison kick and I am NOT sorry.  Seriously, she's incredible. She has this way of flooding a page with the feeling of a place or character.  She identifies and writes down the tiny dust mote details that make life.
     Anyway, Sula.  The story is set in Ohio during the first half of the 20th century and focuses on two African-American women who choose very different lives, although they were childhood friends.  I didn't get the impression that Morrison wants the reader to favor one woman's choices over those of the other.  She honestly describes their lives in all their courage, arrogance, smallness, ecstasy, and heartache.  She also explores the lives of the people around the women (she does something similar in The Bluest Eye): mothers, grandmothers, husbands, lovers, etc.  She precisely describes how race and gender influence her characters' relationships with the world and each other.  Her writing is so brave and beautiful.
     I have no complaints.  I want to read her book Beloved next.  I'm so pumped, guys! XD

     - Carly


   

1 comment:

  1. You're welcome for introducing... lol <3

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Thank you for talking to me!! I wish you lots of good books and brownies!