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The Long Song

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  • Posted July 3, 2010

    The Slave Woman

    THE LONG SONG by Andrea Levy is poignant and thought provoking. It's a tale full of truth and harshness. It takes place on the sunny Island of Jamaica in the 19th Century where cruelties abounded for the "Negroes." The novel reveals how the ebony and mulatto skinned blacks were treated. It tells of forbidden interracial affairs. It tells of the slave revolt, the freed Jamaican blacks, and the lessons taught which haunt us. The author uses humor and subtleness. She gives both points of view, the voices of the old Jamaican woman named July, and her son. Putting this book down is not an option because you will want to know the entire story of Miss July's life. Bravo to the author Andrea Levy -- it's a great read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 19, 2012

    Kp-TX

    Interesting and well written story of July. I like the way the author travels back and forth through time periods in July's life. The ending was lacking but most of the book was captivating.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Excellent book!

    Everything about this book is done well. The narration, the plot, the styling of the book itself - it's all top notch and impressive. I don't want to give away any plot details, but if you can image a book that expertly reveals human experience, with all of the joy and humor of human life, while also detailing human suffering, then you can imagine a small part of why this book is so good. Anyone in any country will enjoy. If you are interested in Jamaica or the U.K., you might enjoy it even more than usual. I recommend this book for any and all types of readers (men, women, people who like all genres, including those interested in history who say they usually don't like ficiton).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2011

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    Touching doesn't begin to describe it

    My heart nearly broke a few times reading this book. I feel the mark of a good book is one that will stir strong emotions within the reader. This book was amazing. This story will stay on my mind for a long time to come.
    I'm interested in reading more by this author, now that I have experienced the rich world she created in this book.
    It doesn't feel like a novel at all. This story feels like a real life account.
    I highly recommend this to anyone who likes heartfelt fiction.

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  • Posted August 9, 2012

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    I enjoyed this book and recommend it. It's a sad story of slaves

    I enjoyed this book and recommend it. It's a sad story of slaves & life as a slave in Jamaica but Miss July will make you laugh and cheer for her!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2011

    Amazing!

    Rebels and lovers come to life! The language captivates!

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