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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
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May 21, 2012

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Read from May 24 to 29, 2012

Read this for my "1970's" American Cultures class.

There's for sure some nice writing in there. She writes dialogue quite well. The story is fucked up, definitely not a feel good tale. I didn't necessarily go for the organization of the novel, or appreciate some of the more gimmicky elements therein. Also not really into the beauty being wasted or whatever message that she's framing, and the afterword seemed dumb and kinda made me mad. Like, I don't want you to tell me how I'm supposed to interpret your book. It was your first one and it's pretty decent, shut up and let me read it my way. Get over it not being perfect.

In conclusion, "softening the lips of his anus."


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message 1: by Ray (new)

Ray That Sounds like a really depressing book

message 2: by Dan (new)

Dan a teacher recommended this book to me, but I was probably never going to pick it up anyway.

message 3: by Dan (new)

Dan Is the bluest eye behind the anus lips?

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