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Worth your time
submitted by Susan4Pax -prev. sueij- on June 17, 2014, 8:32pm
The images and language in Morrison's work are stunning, vivid, and deep. This is one of those books that looks short and sweet but I had to read just a little bit slowly to make sure that I was soaking it in properly. Her characters have depth that few other authors pull off.
It reminded me of Zora Neale Hurston's _Their Eyes Were Watching God_, come to think of it, in the way that Sula had a broader perspective on the world just like Janie did. Given who the two authors are, I doubt that is entirely coincidental. Sula certainly takes her broader perspective of the world and uses it in entirely different ways than Janie ever did, though. Janie found herself through love, until she was ready to come back home. Sula wandered lost, willing to give pain and feel it, until she came looking for a place to call home and never knew if she found it or not.
Worth your time, if you haven't read it yet.
Friendship Between Women submitted by kferguson on July 21, 2015, 2:49pm A great story of the bond between women. Very moving
Friendship, Family and time submitted by qmama2 on July 16, 2016, 4:03pm I read this book when I as younger, I did not understand the depth of characters Morrison created, the depth of history (of a town, of the people, black lives, marriage, intimate relationships, post traumatic stress disorder, etc) she was weaving, the friendship she was detailing. I could go on but at the end Morrison is a sorceress of words, binding the reader in every way possible to the breathing living lives of people in the town of Medallion, I can see the town, I can see Sula, I can see Nel. The vividness she creates is rapturing. THis short read is worth your time and every word. Once you read one, you will longing to be in her world again, be ready to read them all.
New York : Knopf, 1974.
Year Published: 1974
Description: 174 p.
African American women -- Fiction.
City and town life -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Ohio -- Fiction.