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Sula

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Quick read.

    It was a good one day read. My only complaint is with the condition of the book. The front cover was bent right down the middle. I didn't get any cooperation from the foreigner (couldn't understand her part of the time so it was repeat, repeat) I talked to on the phone & finally hung up.

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  • Posted November 1, 2008

    more from this reviewer

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    WORST OPRAH RECOMMENDATION EVER!

    Usually like Oprah's recommendations. This is the only one I can say that I really felt was trash. This is a story about a self aborbed, apathetic, amoral child who grows into adulthood. She returns to her poor beginnings to cheat with her best friend's husband, to disrespect her mother, and to never evolve into a contributing member of society. She is so unlikeable that the reader can never feel the empathy the writer wants to evoke at the end. I read the book through because it was so short, but left it in the hotel room because it was so bad, I wouldn't even give it to the library. What was Oprah thinking? If you want a book about a disfunctional family, and what they go through to overcome their situation (which was never the outcome in SULA) then read "The Corrections", also an Oprah recomendation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2002

    very disappointing

    This book was so silly, and the events were so unbelievable. I could not finish it. I quit when the one legged old lady burned her own son in his bed... it is just silly and not based on real life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2002

    SO SORRY 'SULA'

    I WAS INITIALLY VERY EXCITED ABOUT READING THIS BOOK, ALTHOUGH, IT TURNED OUT TO BE A GRAVE DISAPPOINTMENT! IT HAD A MEDIOCRE STORY LINE THAT LEFT A SHALLOW AND INDIFFERENT FEELING IN ME - NO MEANINGFUL IMPRESSION AT ALL. IT WAS A VERY EASY READ BUT LACKING DEPTH, IMAGERY AND ESSENCE! THE BOOK SULA TRULY HAD NO SOUL!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2001

    SLOWLY LOSING INTEREST

    t This story takes place in a town called Medallion. The character Shadrack is a shell shocked veteran who declares,'National Suicide Day.' The author proceeds to talk about two vastly different women who became best friends. Nel, a wife and mother, is highly respected in her community. Sula on the other hand, isn't because of her promiscuity. When Sula passes away the town gained a sense of relief. I simply could not stay interested in this book. Some of the events that took place I just don't understand the significance of them. I cannot recommend this book. WCCC Student

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2001

    A bookreview on Sula by Toni Morrison

    I found Sula by Toni Morrison to be confusing. She describes unnecessary things and drags the story line. I had to fight to stay up in order to finish reading the book. On top of everything else I thought that the book was sad. I would not recommend this book to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2000

    Sula is not up to Morrison's calibre

    ....This book IS too short and the characters are not fully developed. This is uncharacteristic for Morrison's work, where her characters usually take on a full aura and existence. Nel and Sula are moreso glimpses of black women moreso than actual women we know. It's not Sula's promiscuity and ruthless evil that are challenging -- it's just that these two factors are thrown together. Kind of 'add water and stir'in effect. This is obviously Morrison's poorest effort to dig into the psyche of African Americans and our history. Nothing is really learned, which is unfortunate. Other than the deweys and Eva (who also should have been developed more), these characters have no real life flowing through them.

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