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The Help Paperback – April 5, 2011
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Starred Review. Four peerless actors render an array of sharply defined black and white characters in the nascent years of the civil rights movement. They each handle a variety of Southern accents with aplomb and draw out the daily humiliation and pain the maids are subject to, as well as their abiding affection for their white charges. The actors handle the narration and dialogue so well that no character is ever stereotyped, the humor is always delightful, and the listener is led through the multilayered stories of maids and mistresses. The novel is a superb intertwining of personal and political history in Jackson, Miss., in the early 1960s, but this reading gives it a deeper and fuller power. A Putnam hardcover (Reviews, Dec. 1). (Feb.)
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From Bookmarks Magazine
In writing about such a troubled time in American history, Southern-born Stockett takes a big risk, one that paid off enormously. Critics praised Stockett's skillful depiction of the ironies and hypocrisies that defined an era, without resorting to depressing or controversial clich√©s. Rather, Stockett focuses on the fascinating and complex relationships between vastly different members of a household. Additionally, reviewers loved (and loathed) Stockett's three-dimensional characters—and cheered and hissed their favorites to the end. Several critics questioned Stockett's decision to use a heavy dialect solely for the black characters. Overall, however, The Help is a compassionate, original story, as well as an excellent choice for book groups. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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One thing- the writing may be a problem for some people, particularly if you're not southern, it may be hard to comprehend. I had no trouble personally, but alot of it is written like the black characters spoke at the time.
It's a little over 500 pages, but I read it in 2 nights, so it's not a slow read. I didn't feel like it ever slow or boring, but at the same time it's not one of those books I just can't put down.
I read a little of this novel but, for the most part, I listened to the audiobook version. It's worth every penny to pay for the narration. They went all out in producing this audiobook. Usually, you only get one narrator in an audiobook. But this book had four narrators. So there were a plethora of voices to help distinguish between the characters so that the reader/listener knows who is speaking.
And the book was FUNNY. It's not a comedy... it's a drama. But I love funny books and the author threw in just the perfect amount of laughs in this piece. Come to think of it, though, if chocolate pie is your favorite pie, maybe you'd better not read this book.... I may never eat chocolate pie again. But it was worth it to have read/listened to this book.