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Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
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Jun 15, 07

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Recommended for: Every American
Read in April, 2003

This is as of now my favorite book. I can't even really explain it...but it just got me. I"d have to re-read it again to say exactly why. Sometimes someone just writes one work and it's a masterpiece. That's why whenever someone says that Harper Lee didn't write To Kill a Mockingbird I try to use IM as a defense. It is actually possible for a person to produce one great work and then be done. Two little gems about race in America...they stand alone in their genuis and yet are slighted. I'm sure it's nothing to do with the fact that the authors and black/female. (Seriously do not ever tell me Truman Capote wrote Mockingbird. I will totally hit you.)
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Phillip It's an amazing book - there's no doubt about it. But what about Juneteenth, and all of Ellison's essays? I don't see him as someone that "wrote one book", although IM is certainly his most celebrated.

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