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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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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 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.

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    Posted January 2, 2013

    Help...

    A white roan and brown horse walked in. Her ribs shown and there were marks all over showing she had been beaten.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Buzze

    Hola!

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    Posted December 23, 2012

    Necko

    Necko cries for Hunter.

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    Posted December 23, 2012

    To john

    A mother cat came in and dropd a squealing white kitten with ice blue eyes on his door. Her name is ice.

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    Posted December 4, 2012

    Leeza

    She yawned and layed on the couch pulling out her phone....

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    Posted December 3, 2012

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    Posted December 3, 2012

    Leeza

    Nevermind! I have a life outside of this!

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    Posted November 20, 2012

    Lilaa

    She walks in door.

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    Posted November 19, 2012

    sab

    Hey megan!!

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    Posted November 11, 2012

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    Please rate my song stanza

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    Posted October 20, 2012

    Katie

    Smiles

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    Posted August 5, 2012

    Ash

    A grayish brown bear walks over.i am claiming the fourth result as my territory

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    Posted August 6, 2012

    Kalei'olani

    She gets down to her four paws and lumbers slowly down the hill...

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    Posted August 5, 2012

    Deadleaf

    Is now off their territory

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    Posted May 12, 2013

    Rocky

    Ran circles around scarlet.

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