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ebook ñ Song of Solomon ì Toni Morrison Tbelt 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 wor 455There's something to be said for stories Beyond all the talk of clichés the bemoaning of stereotypes the intricate and obsessive breakdown of the latest wave of hyped up mass media extravaganza that has managed to aggressively worm its way into the mob conscience Beyond the deep seated resignation at puzzle piece popularityI don't have anything against the forthright advocates of analysis at all levels of fiction Far from it I simply believe that there is a time when one is able to put the microscope back in the drawer and the fine toothed comb on the top shelf sit back and say Yes Here is a storyIt is a story of oppression of hatred of justified rage and passionate fury fighting against discrimination both big and small both intentional and otherwise If you come away from this review with one thing know that large scale oppression this horrible racism in the land of the free depicted in this book has existed does exist and will most certainly exist for a long long while Slavery Martin Luther King Jr Trayvon Martin Facts and faces that may be forgotten or even denied but the ideology that connects them all will always be rooted out by the plain evidence of its existence Every character has some measure of this rage and every character is given their say in some fashion fashions that often clash and bite and break the others around them If the road to hell is paved with Good Intentions the road to hell on earth is a yellow bricked road bounded on both sides by long sparkling walls of Indifference Indifference is neither black nor white neither good nor evil and each of the characters illustrate this innate resistance to uick and easy pigeon holing At first you will love them or you will hate them and then the tables will switch and you will be left with the unsatisfying satisfaction of reading about human beings Unsatisfied satisfaction Feeling that one is straddling two worlds due to the color of one's skin when in reality just stuck in one really fucked up one that makes progress a constant battle Us versus them The only guarantee is that a single step out of line will explode into violenceWhat can you do with this? What is a human being expected to do with this horrible paradox that is real life?This story poses the uestion to a boy child who reaches and then passes the age of thirty in a safe contained bubble his head filled with safe contained problems He has no awareness of the context of his life the family that surrounds him the history that follows him the society that defines him He has long forgotten his dreams of flyingWe've all forgotten our dreams of flying you sayPerhaps I say Would you like to be reminded?
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kindle Ë Song of Solomon Õ Paperback ë reflectionslisburnltd ë 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 t 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 Almost four whole months into 2015 and I've finally read my first four star book You can always trust Toni Morrison to deliver even when you think all hope is lost I think Song of Solomon is my favourite Morrison novel thus far This novel just flows with greatness I feel that I enjoyed this book than let's say Beloved because the time period in which this is set the 1930s through to the 60s is an era with which I'm relatively familiar She references the murder of Emmett Till and the rise of Malcolm X for instance I felt of a connect because of the historical time setting In many ways I found that this novel almost mirrors the early chapters of The Autobiography of Malcolm X I'm not sure if this was intentional though I really found this novel to be unputdownable so than the other Morrison novels that I've read If I were to choose a good starting place for Morrison virgins I'd choose Song of Solomon I really enjoyed this one
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Song of SolomonThis brilliantly imagined novel Toni Morrison transfigures the coming of age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Máruez As she follows Milkman from his rus “You wanna fly you got to give up the shit that weighs you down” ― Toni Morrison Song of SolomonI liked all of it and loved much of it It is an amazing piece of literature with beautifully realized characters Originally I felt this book was on par with The Bluest Eye but still not as strong as Beloved I now think they are ALL great Morrison novels The further I get from this book the bigger and the bolder the shadow it casts I love how Morrison writes and how she juggles big themes death family trauma class home race slavery and African American culture etc Obviously she belong in the canon of great black writers great women writers etc but her words and novels transcend ALL of those shelves She is wrestling with global themes and ideas that transcend race sex culture and time