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The Grass is Singing by Doris Lessing
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really liked it
Recommended for: Sandra

I wouldn't say that I enjoyed this book (because how can you enjoy the telling of the slow but constant decomposition of a woman and her psyche) but I do have to say that it was an engrossing read. Although I could not identify with the characters and rejected their weaknesses and frailties, I could not put the book down. The author creates a wonderful psychological vortex in the hot and arid lands of the African bush and she is not afraid to take it to its ultimate conclusion. The book is also a parable for racism, colonialism, and white supremacy in Africa and the destructive they had.
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Started Reading
September 1, 2006 – Finished Reading
September 17, 2007 – Shelved

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message 1: by Marcela (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:34PM) (new)

Marcela Dear Giovanna,

I concur with your insightful comments. You would be amazed to know that this was Lessing's first novel.


Bazanye That's exactly how I felt about it, too!

Cheryl Anne Engrossing. Perfect description for my feeling for the story at this point, about one third of the way through.

Cindy I know, I couldn’t stop reading either!!!!!!!

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