Jeff's Reviews > Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song

Strange Fruit by David Margolick
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Jan 03, 11

Read in April, 2010

This is a slim volume, a very quick read, and a great idea. just as the title says, it's a bio of the song Strange Fruit, most famously recorded by Billie Holiday, and it really gives an impression of how powerful and disturbing it must have been back in the day. It is such a song of its time and while i can appreciate the song today, it thankfully doesn't have quite the same relevance as it did in 1939. It was great to get this perspective.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Strange Fruit.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.