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Cry, the Beloved Country
Cry the Beloved Country
Author: Alan Paton
ISBN: 4161
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goodyarns avatar reviewed Cry, the Beloved Country on
Helpful Score: 5
I didn't know what to expect, having heard so little about this book prior to reading it. Cry, The Beloved Country surpassed my best hopes.

The lyrical writing style was soulful and emotional, yet still allowing plot and setting to be easily discerned.

The events of this story were clearly important to the time and place it was set, but of historical importance as well. The relationships of the characters is what turned this novel from one of importance to one of great beauty. I wish I had the words to describe the book well enough to get you to read it. I hope you do.
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Helpful Score: 3
A wonderful story of apartheid in South Africa through the eyes of a white man and an old black pastor. It helps us understand what happened there. Excellent!!
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Helpful Score: 3
Simply an amazing novel. Paton gives great insight into life in South Africa. A must read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Reminded me a lot of The Grapes of Wrath in writing style, of course the notes at the beginning admit that Paton was influenced by Steinbeck's work and I had just read it.
sewingnancyl avatar reviewed Cry, the Beloved Country on + 78 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
OPRAH BOOK CLUB SELECTION - Story of a black man's country under white man's law. The deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people driven by racial injustice. WONDERFUL READ
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Interesting read
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This book can be intimidating from the onset due to the authentic dilaect used. As in many of Mark Twain's writings, once the reader familiarizes herself/himself with it, you won't put it down.
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Awesome book!
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one of the best books i have ever read
Cassidy62 avatar reviewed Cry, the Beloved Country on + 4 more book reviews
I have three copies of this book. Let me know if you are interested in more than one copy. I didn't read the book but my children had to read it for school.
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It was a difficult read emotionally, but provided an excellent picture of what apartheid was really like in South Africa.Some of it I knew, some I suspected, but it really hit home in these times of great division, and as we are brought to realize how races have been exploited and suppressed.I had to read it a little at a time to have time to digest it.
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Beautifully written and exceptional story - a must read.
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I really had a hard time reading this book. It is my friends favorite and I just couldn't get into to it.
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Even if you know nothing about African history and apartheid, this book is extremely thought-provoking. The story is heart-breaking, but the beauty of simple human kindness between characters leaves the reader feeling hopeful.

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