Friday, July 25, 2008
Paradise by Toni Morrison
I have been trying to decide how to describe this book. It was a tough read. I think I started this book back in April and it does not usually take me that long to finish one book. The book begins and ends in the same place. Morrison does a great job thoroughly confusing you all of the way through the book and then ties up most of the loose ends in the last chapter. And I say most because she purposely leaves some facts out for you to imagine your own take on the story. This is a book that deals with the idea of utopia and the fact that in the end, utopia always gets shattered by the people who want it most. I do recommend this book to anyone who wants to be challenged by a book. Not your ideals or thoughts, just your reading comprehension ability!