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Song of Solomon (Vintage International)
Song of Solomon - Vintage International
Author: Toni Morrison
Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781400033423
ISBN-10: 140003342X
Publication Date: 6/8/2004
Pages: 352
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3.9 stars, based on 46 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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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This book made me fall in love with reading good literature.
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Excellent book for discussion
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I really enjoyed this story. It always amazes me how authors like Morrison are able to come up with such amazing details and story lines. She really created an amazing, disfunctional family/community.
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Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attmept at flight. For the rest of his life he, too. will be trying to fly. With this brillantly imagined novel, Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison audaciously transfigures the coming-of-age story. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family's origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.


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