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Beloved by Toni Morrison
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One of the worst books I have ever read. It was hard to follow, and impossible to pick up the flashbacks that occurred sporadically throughout the entire book. When I read books like this, it makes me think that English literature has no deeper meaning, and that everything written down in between page one, and the final sentience, is falsely interpreted.
There were some underlying themes that Toni Morrison expressed. The main idea was that slavery was terrible and people back then killed their kids in order to prevent them from experiencing the hardships that they were going through. What does a house haunted by a dead baby who has sex with living people have anything to do with the hardships of slavery? Exactly, it doesn't. The fact that Toni Morrison spent years out of her life on this planet, to create an entire book that i summarized in one line of text is very sad. But what is even sadder, is that we consider this a classic piece of American literature.
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