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The Lynching Tree

3.2  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 193 pages
Published December 28th 2000 by Permanent Press (NY) (first published December 2000)
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Keith
Jul 20, 2014 Keith rated it liked it
Excellent book. It only gets 3 stars because the same point is repeated so often. Unfortunately it does need to be repeated because until the 1960's, people in our country considered it a sport to kill and mutilate black people with no repercussions. Mr. Cone ties the lynching image to Christ on the Cross and it is a good analogy. However, I doubt this book is selling where it would do some good. We liberals agree in the equality of man, women regardless of color, religion or orientation, but ...more
Becky
Jan 24, 2011 Becky rated it it was ok
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This could have been a great book. Except the last 15 pages ruined what the story was building to. I was totally into the story and was interested in it from the beginning until the end of it approached. It was almost like it built up and then there was no climax in the story. It kept skirting the climax and that is what ruined the greatness of the book and brought it down to mediocre.
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