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The story and the characters were very well developed.
Nothing in the opening pages prepares the reader for the mindless details of irrelevant history that would assail him in the later chapters, though.
I found myself having to go back and skim what I had just read to figure out what time frame the book was in at each part.
The Known Workd reads very well but the meaning and purpose of the book is beyond me. The book opens with a lot of characters that I found difficult to follow. Read morePublished 20 hours ago by MDCRABGUY
Fascinating. I learned so much. This writer brought this world alive for me. I have just read THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS, and would recommend this book to anyone who has read that,... Read morePublished 28 days ago by ALICE H. WILSON
Fictional complex characters and story line taking place during a complex non fictional time period. Very believable.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
central to the story is a plantation owned by a former slave, his death, the events surrounding his death and his personal history. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Case Quarter
While I learned about the issues free backs faced, I found the thread of the plot hard to follow. There were so many characters it was hard to keep track of them.Published 2 months ago by Sylvia
One of the best books I have ever read. I have purchased numerous copies as gifts. This book is not just about slavery. It is about loyalty, determination, love and honor. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nora Quinn
Came very quick. Packaging lately for more than one book has been awful. The box is too big, the books move around and the cover is slightly bent at the edges.Published 4 months ago by Dianne McCullough