Thursday, May 17, 2007
I just finished reading Beloved by Toni Morrison. I am not sure if there is a more haunting and disturbing book in existence. I really liked the book, but not the subject matter. It is a finely crafted book. There are so many layers. The story jumps around from one person to the next, is told from many points of view, and moves around in time. It could be hard to understand at times. Sometimes I would read the same paragraph 3-4 times trying to understand what it was telling me. Other things I gave up on and either understood them later in the book, or never did at all. I would like to read it again now that I know the full story because I think things earlier in the book would be clearer. It's definitely the kind of book you can get more out of with each reading. It's also the kind of book that stays in your mind. I've been chewing on it for a couple of days now. I recommend it. But, I have to say it's a hard book to read emotionally and also because of the author's style.