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Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly To whip who/what?


message 2: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely I revised that part already. I typed directly on GR screen since today is a holiday and I am doing my reveiw at home hehe.


message 3: by Leah (new)

Leah LOL about short people. I remember that there was controversy about the portrayal of the seemingly sexless Uncle Tom. I read this eons ago and I still remember Eliza's(?) escape quite vividly.


message 4: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Leah: I read in the Wiki that the term "Uncle Tom" has a negative connotation. Something like a person who lets everyone to dominate him/her. However, I don't agree with that connotation. Uncle Tom in the book allows people to do their way to him not because he is a coward but because of his strong faith on GOD.

Oh yes, that scene is really haunting. Eliza without slippers and almost with nothing holding her toddler boy crossing the river.


message 5: by Cathie (new)

Cathie K.D. I put this book down because it was so sad. because of your review I will pick it up again. Thanks.


message 6: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Cathie, it is indeed sad. Although there is a redeeming value in the end.


message 7: by Cameron (last edited May 01, 2014 09:10PM) (new)

Cameron Nunez Stunning review you have here. I strongly agree with you on the development of Ophelia's charater throughout the book. I thought it was very interesting, as well as realistic, that we learn that even though Ophelia disapproves of racism, she still holds somewhat a disgust for blacks. This added a new interesting dynamic to the story that I don't think we as readers she often in slavery/civil war novels. Well said indeed. It was also quite intriguing that Tom Loker became a changed man after his defeat by the Quakers. This is an example of how Uncle Tom succeeds over slavery in converting his enemies. He refuses to give up his Christian faith in the face of the many obstacles. His life showed both samples of horrible slavery and Christian love.


message 8: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Cameron wrote: "Stunning review you have here. I strongly agree with you on the development of Ophelia's charater throughout the book. I thought it was very interesting, as well as realistic, that we learn that ev..."

Can't agree enough with you Cameron. Well said. Thanks!


message 9: by Henry (new)

Henry Avila Brilliant review K.D. I too read this book before joining Gr, and see its power, to influence people back before the Civil War. And see why over a 160 years later,it is still read.


message 10: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Absolutely Henry wrote: "Brilliant review K.D. I too read this book before joining Gr, and see its power, to influence people back before the Civil War. And see why over a 160 years later,it is still read."

A classic is an old book that is still in print. I just read this from Haruki Murakami's latest book: "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki"


message 11: by Henry (new)

Henry Avila Very well said,K.D.about classics.


message 12: by Ivonne (new)

Ivonne Rovira I love this review, and I never would have thought of comparing it to Noli Me Tangere, but it makes sense when you tell it.


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