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Most Helpful Favorable Review

25 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

Masterful storytelling in a compact novel...

Toni Morrison's latest novel (or novella) is a compact tale tackling the broad subject of "home". Frank Money is a veteran returns to the US after serving in the Korean War. Like most Black soldiers of that time, he's returning to a country that could care less about h...
Toni Morrison's latest novel (or novella) is a compact tale tackling the broad subject of "home". Frank Money is a veteran returns to the US after serving in the Korean War. Like most Black soldiers of that time, he's returning to a country that could care less about his service and the trauma that he's experienced. Frank works hard at trying to achieve some level of normalcy and overcome the memories that he can't escape. He receives news that his younger sister, Cee, is in trouble and must pull himself together enough to come to her aid.

As usual, Morrison's writing is beautiful and descriptive, making even the smallest detail appear paramount to the story. It's hard to believe that a book that is only about 160 pages long could contain a wealth of storytelling. The plight of Black people in the 1950's is fully explored here: returning soldiers, travelling the country under Jim Crow laws, medical research exploitation, and much more. Morrison's incredible talent assures that no matter how many physical pages there are, her stories are always fully told.

posted by mshoni on June 3, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Difficult to follow

I was excited to read this book because I had heard of Toni Morrison but had never read any of her books. While the story was good, I found it at times hard to follow. The character's names changed, as well as the setting, without me being aware. It wasn't until I re...
I was excited to read this book because I had heard of Toni Morrison but had never read any of her books. While the story was good, I found it at times hard to follow. The character's names changed, as well as the setting, without me being aware. It wasn't until I read the summary at the end that I understood that. Maybe upon reading again, I would enjoy it more, but I was disappointed.

posted by Nlen110 on August 14, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Great book

    This is one of my favorites by Morrison it is short but you understand each character and what they have gone through. You feel for them and want them to learn and deal with life on their own terms.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Skykit

    Name:Skykit
    Age: 2 moons
    Gender: She kit
    Description: fluffy light gray cat with sky blue eyes and light gray wings.
    Other: Shy and reserved. Likes hiding in dark places for long periods of time. Slowly she is able to get used to things, but sudden movements scare her(for the moment). She has several scars on her back from where her parents abused her, and this is why she is so scared. NEEDS A GOOD LOVING HOME.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Damienflys back

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    Liam

    Falls back onto bed

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Mia

    Cries hungry

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2013

    Alex

    I lean back agsinst wall looking at violet and i smile mesmarized by her beauty

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2013

    RD

    *Flies in with a cloud.* Cloud!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    Hunter

    Yep.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    O

    Its mean to advertise in others territories

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Sword of awsome

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Wonderful story

    Wonderful story of probably so many

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Kay

    This is a very good book. My eyes were glued to it and would not come off.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Cassie

    Im five foot seven japenese english sexxy tan blond hair and green eyes love to go on dates and can fu.ck anyone awesomely

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    Shelby

    *sits on steps crying by herself**dries tears and thinks:hes not worth it*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Greely

    .....

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Fuzzy

    ...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Yes pkease

    Stop telling the whole book In the reviews .
    T

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Join Skyfallclan

    At LMFAO RESULT 1

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Honey

    A once pretty golden kitten stumbled in her fur matted. She was all golden except for her right front paw which was white. She whimpered and fell tired, hungry, and weak.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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