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Song of Solomon Paperback – September 1, 1987
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Readers should not be intimidated by Morrison's Nobel Prize Winner status, as this novel, like most of her others, is written in startling but accessible language. You don't need an advanced degree (or even a specific race or gender) to slip into her magical prose. Her characters are real and fully realized, and feel like friends, even when you might want to shake them to their senses.Read more ›
Honey, welcome to real African American literature, impossible to translate to film for this is patience reading. Patience, free at last, free at last!
From the fantastic opening scene - when Robert Smith, the insurance collector, is about to "fly" from the top of a building, some forty, fifty people gathered on the ground to watch. One of them, a woman is standing there, singing, and another woman entering labor - to the ending, this book held my full attention. I just could not put this book down!
In telling this beautiful story, Morrison cleverly mix together elements of magic, myth, and folklore. The style of the book reminds me of the book "One hundred years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez. Both novels share many similarities, and they are books which you have to "think" while reading them.
The characters in "Song of Solomon" are each very well developed. It is almost as if you know them all personally and one cannot help but to care deeply for them all. This is the only book I have read by Toni Morrison that features a male lead. I wouldn't know, but based on the opinion of other reviewers on Amazon.com Morrison masters the task of "being male" perfectly well.
"Song of Solomon" is considered to be Toni Morrison's masterpiece, and the novel is one of my all-time favorites. If you read only one novel by Toni Morrison, it should be this one!
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Morrison creates colorful characters and mystical descriptions to develop a family saga about finding roots and what's important in life.Published 1 month ago by Sandra Herman
This novel was a really good reading experience. However, it was a difficult experience, at least for me. I am thinking I need to reread it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Francis C. Donnelly
This remains one of my all time favorites ... this is my fifth reading of it!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I loved this book from beginning to end. Required reading for class and glad it was!!! Pure drAma from beginning to end.Published 1 month ago by The Colombian
But once again, I don't understand Toni Morrison's stories. I give it three stars, because I could read it easily. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Soursop3
Song of Solomon takes place in a small African American community that, as in so many of Morrison’s books, seems rarely to interact with the surrounding white population. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Barbara Stoner
Ths Song os Solomon is one of its kind. This book is of timeless greatness! It reads like fabulous music, like jazz!Published 2 months ago by Melissa