Magpie's Reviews > Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau
Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau
Jul 14, 2016
Does not have reread value for me, but I think it is a must read. New Orleans is historically romanticized as a wonderful carnival, but that is not the case. It has a dark and complex history revolving around slave culture that the author portrays. I called the book sexually perverse, but even the bad guys are victims of the institution. Throw in the loss of culture and religion for imported slaves and the unfortunate relationships of the women of the Laveau family. Many readers will not like the book, but they will understand more of the US's history with slavery and why it should be the vilified institution it is.
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July 14, 2016 – Started Reading
July 14, 2016 – Shelved
July 18, 2016 – Finished Reading