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READING THE TBR, DAY 215: Song of Solomon (2004) by Toni Morrison

I’ve always meant to read Toni Morrison. She’s one of the most acclaimed American authors of all time, and is considered an important voice in African American fiction. If not the voice.

For these reasons and more, I wish I liked this book. But I just… didn’t. The story of Macon “Milkman” Dead and his exploration of identity across the middle decades of the twentieth century, it is a lyrical book, a profound book, even, but it is bleak, it is depressing, and it is so full of burgeoning race war that it’s just super upsetting all the way through. 

That’s the whole point, of course.

And I get it.

It’s a work of genius, I know that.

I just didn’t like it.

SCORECARD

TBR DAY 215: Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
GENRE: Literary Fiction
PUBLISHED: 1977
TIME ON THE TBR: ~15 years.  
PURCHASED FROM: Op shop.
KEEP: Probably not.

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