Sharon's Reviews > March: Book Three

March by John             Lewis
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it was amazing
bookshelves: comics

This is such an intense conclusion to the March trilogy. It's intensely violent, but in a way that just seems straightforward and honest. People in the civil rights movement were beaten and killed. It's appropriate for portions of the book to feel like a glimpse into a war zone. I think Book Two showed more beatings by regular old community racists, while Book Three reminds us that a lot of the violence was carried out directly by law enforcement and elected officials.

I wish we saw more of Malcolm X's point of view. That's not really a criticism of the book; obviously it's here to tell John Lewis's story. But the brief interview about listening to Dr. King's demands in order to avoid dealing with a more forceful organization feels like it brings up an enormous new topic and never gets a chance to resolve it.

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Reading Progress

February 1, 2017 – Shelved
February 1, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
February 1, 2017 – Shelved as: comics
August 20, 2017 – Started Reading
August 21, 2017 – Finished Reading

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