Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison

Song of Solomon

By Toni Morrison

  • Release Date: 1977-08-12
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 249 Ratings

Description

An official Oprah Winfrey’s “The Books That Help Me Through” selection

With this brilliantly imagined New York Times bestselling novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez.
 

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. As Morrison follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, she introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized Black world.

Reviews

  • Beautifully Written!

    5
    By RaydioChick
    Toni Morrison has once again graced her fans with her masterful story telling skills. The deep weaving of fictional and historical facts of the characters, locations and raw emotions throughout this tale is thought provoking. And to think this wonderful author's book was placed on the banned list..? Philistines!
  • Perfection!

    5
    By iRodi
    I loved this book. It blends lessons in history with the psychology of African-Americans!
  • Song of Solomon

    5
    By Back_seat_driver_
    Phenomenal story told using beautiful language and sentences that flowed like streams. There are so many allusions and innuendo hidden within the depths of this novel that an educated reader couldn't find one page boring.

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