Book Reviews of Invisible Man

Invisible Man
Author: Ralph Ellison
ISBN: 81457
Pages: 503
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4.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: signet
Book Type: Paperback
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Wow. What a book. It's an eye-opener, whether you're white or African-American.

Betrayed by a southern black college, abused by the whites while growing up, and dreaming of the freedom of the north, a journey begins.

In the north, he finds racism just as rampant as the south. He also finds an outlet for his intelligence working as an organizer for an un-named organization. It is his work, and the complexitites of reform organizations, that captured my attention.

Let me insert a note here: Much of this book contains no specifics. Ellison writes as if in another dimension where actual names are unnecessary. For me, this implied the author's disconnect - and makes the story more universal. This aloofness on Ellison's part kept my concentration on the issues, not the geography or politics.

White or black, read this book. It is a classic for a reason.