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Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon
Author: Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon, a novel of large beauty and power, creates a magical world out of four generations of black life in America, a world we enter on the day of the birth of Macon Dead, Jr. (known as Milkman), son of the richest black family in a mid-western town; the day on which the lonely insurance man, Robert Smith, poised...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780394497846
ISBN-10: 0394497848
Publication Date: 8/12/1977
Pages: 352
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
Fantastic tale of a family gone bizarre. I love Morrison's fantastical writing and deep character analysis.
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I found this a very sad book. The multiple, subtle hints of racism between blacks and whites and, sadly, black to blacks, build up to a disturbing ending. Mysterious, sometimes hard to believe, but always powerful.
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Morrison never ceases to amaze me! This book explores many different themes, including the richness of the African-American heritage; the importance of discovering family history; coming of age; the thin line between love and hate; incest; the "money-is-the-root-of-all evil" principle; domestic violence; resentfulness among siblings; and racially-motivated violence. A great read! Not her best, but still a rare jewel and must-read.
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This is a beautifully written story filled with mysticism, passion and history.
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A contemporary classic.
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