Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison Paperback Book


Rent Song of Solomon

Author: Toni Morrison

Format: Quality Paperback

Publisher: Random House Inc

Published: Jan 2004

Genre: Fiction - Literary

Retail Price: $16.00

Pages: 337


Macon Dead, Jr., called "Milkman," the son of the wealthiest African American in town, moves from childhood into early manhood, searching, among the disparate, mysterious members of his family, for his life and reality. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

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BookLender review by Arlene on 2009-02-18 20:33:01

I chose this book to read because I had heard Barak Obama say that this was one of his favorite books. I had also read another one of Toni Morrison books and thought it was good, but difficult to understand. I found this book difficult to read and understand. Usually, I can read a book in one or 2 settings, but this book took me about 4 attempts to get through. It seems to be about the maturing of a black man in the early to mid part of the last century. Included is a lot of traditional black supperstition and lifestyle. It seems to move somewhat slowly during the first 2/3's of the book with most of the action taking place in the last 1/3 or 1/4 of the book. It does give the point of view of how blacks in the south dealt with prejudice against them at the time of the novel. It is not a pleasant book to read, however one can learn a lot from reading it all the way through. I can recommend it as part of a learning process.