John Henry Days

John Henry Days

by Colson Whitehead
3.4 9

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John Henry Days 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Whitehead has a fresh and innovative style. This is a story where it seems nothing substantial happens, plot-wise, so the details of scenery and emotion become more important. A vignettish, pointillist approach. If you're looking for a Grisham-esque page-turner, pass by this one. Read it for the way the author slowly unfolds his scenes and builds to a climax that, ultimately, he denies you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Loved the John Henry story as a background and good writing and rich character development make a fine novel. Reads well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this novel's winding and somewhat entertaining storyline keeps the reader guessing throughout the book, it is of my opinion that a story should never be ended with such a sense of incompleteness. Numerous and meaningless characters parade through the pages, appearing one moment and vanishing forever the next. Recommended to incredibly bored people only.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I admit at this point I'm only half way through the book, so I can't yet comment on it as a whole. I can say that it's been awfully hard to stay interested because the characters are STILL being described and developed. The story line is in no apparent hurry to make itself known. At times the reading is fun, while at other times, boring. I'll finish it and hopefully it'll cause a change in opinion