Patricia (theinfophile)'s Reviews > The Help

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
238451
's review

did not like it
bookshelves: historicalfiction

I was amused. I enjoyed it while reading it, but then I felt like a bad person afterward for enjoying it, esp. as it makes light of what happened (happens) to some people w/ my complexion.

Keeping in mind, of course, that it is FICTION (fantasy?). Then again, history is what we make of it, right? Sometimes imagining a better history is what can make us okay with ourselves (I use "our"selves broadly). Is it morally right to do this? Nah. But, it's a book. It felt good to imagine that there was a chance that there was something good going on, even though I know these are troubling and unhealthy delusions to have.
2 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Help.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

October 5, 2010 – Started Reading
October 5, 2010 – Shelved
October 5, 2010 – Shelved as: historicalfiction
Finished Reading

No comments have been added yet.