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Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
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Jun 10, 2012

I once tried to read another of Toni Morrison's novels, Beloved, but it was one of the few novels that I gave up on before finishing. I do have to say that Morrison does an excellent job of bringing to life a vast array of characters: respectable men and women, children, poor country folk, hustlers, as well as down and out adults struggling in the cities in Song of Solomon . She also manages to string together a compelling narrative about a particular family over time. There is suicide, birth, murder, incest, and a lot of other stuff going on in this novel, but it is essentially a novel about identity and the importance of knowing where you came from before you know who you will become. Macon Dead, the main character in the novel cannot truly be his own man free of his father’s influence until he can find out who he is. I enjoyed the novel more than I thought I would, but I don’t feel compelled to go out and read everything she’s written-so much to read and so little time

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