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Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
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Jan 14, 2011

really liked it
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Read from January 14 to 28, 2011

What a relief after reading some YA fiction to pick this one up. Toni Morrisson, she can write, and she writes for adults.

Beautiful descriptive, allegorical passages. The section about our lovers in New York is stunning. She captures the intensity and the all consuming nature of new love perfectly. I could reread that section many times.

And it was erotic. The shower scene, wow, it gave me goosebumps.

The book works with the complex relationships between black and white, old and young, city and bush, capitalism vs mysticism. It's all in there.

Really it is hard to fault this book. I loved reading it. Only 4 stars because it was a little slow starting, but once Son makes himself known at the house, the fireworks start going off.

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