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Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks
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Nov 29, 2009

really liked it
Read in December, 2009

An excellent book that really sparked my thinking of race relations. The book was sick, twisted, passionate, and moving. I did not know very many facts about John Brown. Was glad for this fictional account that included the human motivations and emotional depths to the story. The book was a little too long though. it did an amazing job of setting the tone and describing the context of the Brown family - known for their stand at Harper's Ferry. But I don't feel like we quite needed every twist and turn leading up to that sad day.

The account of Harper's Ferry was well written, some what tragic. Excellent shifts in narration to describe what happened there and what hapened before.

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