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Beloved by Toni Morrison
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“Something that is loved is never lost.”

–Toni Morrison

–Book No. 17 of 2018

Of all the books I’ve read in the past few years, this might be one of the hardest ones to describe my reaction. I’m simultaneously impressed and confused, I guess. It’s thematically rich and robust, the way a ghost story speaks to the psychological legacy of slavery is brilliant and kind of a spiritual predecessor to something like Get Out.

At the same time the book is so densely packed with allusions and themes and meaning that it’s hard to know exactly what just happened and what it all really means.

I have a bunch of respect for Toni Morrison, though, and I get why this book gets the attention that it does.


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Reading Progress

July 13, 2018 – Started Reading
July 13, 2018 – Shelved
July 13, 2018 –
page 150
July 13, 2018 –
page 150
July 18, 2018 – Finished Reading
July 23, 2018 – Shelved as: classics

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