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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.
Edward P. Jones does an incredible job of weaving an incredible story with an incredible writing style to make an incredible novel.
Great book and great storytelling. All the characters were fully developed and fully captured. I could not put it down. Read morePublished 11 days ago by E. Jones
This is one of the best books I have ever read. It didn't read like a novel. The characters sounded real and so clever. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
One of the best novels I've read. A passage from this novel was used in a writing prompt on this year's AP English Lit Exam (I'm a Lit teacher. Read morePublished 1 month ago by zenithk
This book provided a context to reflect on internalized racism, the corrupting influence of the dominant culture, our failures to live up to our stated intentions and our myriad... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lurline F deVos
While the plot was interesting enough I could not wade through his prose.Published 1 month ago by Mo B
This is one book one should read to know everything about slavery: origins,perpetuation,class struggles,human psyche,barbarity,and so on and so forth. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ibrahim