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message 1: by Agnieszka (new)

Agnieszka You didn’t idle your time away … Finally your reviews came up in my feed . Glad to have you back , J !


message 2: by ·Karen· (new)

·Karen· I found the strong language, thank you, but where oh where are the adult situations?


message 3: by Gregsamsa (new)

Gregsamsa Thanks for reading, you guys. Sorry to dump so many saved-up reviews at once. I just deleted my previous comment cuz it was intended for a different thread. My review didn't bring across what a painful disappointment this book was, and how much I really wanted it to be better, which may be responsible for that 2nd star. The Toni Morrison of this book is not the T.M. of Paradise


message 4: by Mala (new)

Mala Samsa, I've never read any Tony Morrison or many of the black writers for that matter so I came to this review without any bias & I laughed my head off.
The book may be two stars but your review is a five stars one, no doubt about that.
Reminds me of when Zadignose pulled a hatchet job on Their Eyes were Watching God , & that too when GR was getting flooded with five/four stars reviews of it.
He brought the same critical skills to that one as you've but yours has the added bonus of humour.


message 5: by Mala (new)

Mala Karen wrote: adult situations.

I think Samsa meant this: "secondary versions of the central wrongdoing promiscuously distributed throughout the story and the characters' memories."
But yeah, his "troubled self" got too entrenched in the FUSTH to concentrate on the "adult situations," but the FUSTH pretty much made up for it.


message 6: by Gregsamsa (new)

Gregsamsa Spoiler! Basically it's this: several different characters were sexually molested as children. Main characters, minor characters, there are a lot of side-FUSTHS in this one.


message 7: by mark (new)

mark monday wow you are on a reviewing roll! nice to see.


message 8: by Gregsamsa (new)

Gregsamsa Thanks Mark but I'm just dumping oldish stuff I never got around to posting. Hee maybe I should do this regularly to affect sudden bursts of productivity.


message 9: by Carole (new)

Carole Valentino I just started reading this novel and I'm disappointed. It seems to me that Toni Morrison is really better at writing historical fiction. She doesn't really seem "with it" enough to write about such a modern story. The way she writes it, it doesn't seem modern or contemporary but something out of the seventies. I appreciate your comment relating her to terry McMillan.


message 10: by Célia (last edited Feb 25, 2019 02:32AM) (new)

Célia Loureiro *****MIGHT SUGGEST SOME SPOILERS*****
I had never read such a poor book written by a Nobel. I don't always fall in love with acclaimed books, such as "The Old Man and the Sea", but I understand what's in there, what could've been seen. This book is the worse crap I've ever came in touch in, specially because the word "Nobel" referring to the writer can be found in the cover. I had never seen such a series of back luck. What's the probability (I'm extrapolating, but who's read it will now) that both you, your best friend, your lover and his aunt were all molested as children, all escaped home, all break ankles and arms just doing regular things? All flee away from each other without notice and end up spending weeks in strangers houses which mean... NOTHING to you or the plot, just to come accross another molested person? I am really mad at this book. What a crap.


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