Song of Solomon

Kobo ebook | July 24, 2007

byToni Morrison

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Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.

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Song of Solomon

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Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows ...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 24, 2007Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307388123

ISBN - 13:9780307388124

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great writing, but ... The plot left something to be desired - but I often feel that way with magical realism. Morrison's style and characters were brilliant, but the end of the novel left me wanting more. A bit disappointing after reading Beloved.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Song of Solomon Brilliant captivating great writing
Date published: 2014-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flight While I already read a Morrison novel earlier this summer, I picked up Song of Solomon out of curiosity, and the fact that one of my favourite professors added it to his book list for a course I had taken in the past. After reading The Bluest Eye -- and from hearing other Morrison works being associated with "depressing" narratives -- I was surprised to see that Song of Solomon is far from that: it is brimming with life, magic, wonder, and adventure as protagonist Milkman Dead leaves Michigan to find the history of his people, leading him into the deep South through many twists and turns. A fun novel that takes a while to get going, but once it does it is a page turner. Highly recommend it.
Date published: 2010-07-05