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Twelve Years A Slave: Full Book and Comprehensive Reading Companion Paperback – October 5, 2013
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Top Customer Reviews
As one can imagine, Solomon’s time as a slave was utterly horrible. Because of the media coverage of the movie, I expected the worst in terms of what Solomon and the other slaves went through and the truth of it was even worse than I could have ever imagined. Not every scene is intense and graphic – I don’t want to discourage anyone from reading this book. It’s an important book and should be read by everyone. There are some scenes that are to read though, I won’t lie about that.
I was surprised by how accessible the language Solomon used was. I’ve read other books from the 19th century that were really hard to follow and understand (Dickens, anyone?) This book was very beautifully and descriptively written but I still was always able to follow what was happening. I bought this version of the book because I anticipated struggling with it but I would have been just fine with the regular book.
I haven’t seen the movie yet so I can’t draw any comparisons between the two but I still highly recommend this book to everyone.
Just the injustice and total concept of slavery,especially in the "land of the free",was utterly repugnant.The way the story was told,made one feel that one was Solomon himself being subjected to the flogging and denigration bestowed upon him.Overall,a wonderful read.