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Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver
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May 06, 2011

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I'm done. When I initially read this book forty some years ago as a chick still in high school I was naievly dazzled. Rereading it now I hoped to gain a perspective of the time it was written. Now it reads like the diatribe of an obsessed, bitter hater. I can certainly understand the validity of many of the points made in this book, but the seething vitriolic undercurrents take the whole thing down. Of course, I now have read information regarding the balance of the Eldridge Cleaver's life and the incongruous wide swings of perspective of his later years. Three stars for the memories of the first read.
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04/26/2011 "I am only twenty pages in and I don't know if I will continue or pitch it out the window."

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Rachel I read my moms copy in 9th grade!

Judi I am rereading it as he is buried near Mom in Altadena. I was a fan in 1968, but understand his later years were rather "different". I talked with Stef about the book and she feels it is worth a reread to gain perspective of the times. She is not a fan of him either in restropect. Would you like my copy after I read it?

Rachel I would love to read again after you are finished.

Judi OK. I shall see that you get it.

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