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The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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The parts of this book that are good are very good . . . the beginning pulled me right in, the descriptions of the brutality and hopelessness of slavery, the plans of escape and the use of a bit of magical realism. And yet I did not love this book and found that I had to force myself to pick it up and finish it. It's a difficult subject and that made it hard to read but it's also that I never really connected with the characters and I also felt like it went on too long. Coates has written some amazing non-fiction and this is his first foray into fiction. I think he's got great potential to write a fantastic novel, this just wasn't it for me.
I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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Reading Progress

September 9, 2019 – Shelved
September 9, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
October 10, 2019 – Started Reading
October 25, 2019 – Finished Reading

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