Home by Toni Morrison

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Like many bloggers, I am a closet novelist. Ah yes, that theory that we all have within us one great story. I can write! I am interesting! Funny, dramatic, sensational. First I will win the Costa book awards and then Booker to prove I’m not winning just because I am of the gentler sex (ha!)

Then, I read something by Toni Morrison and my god, will she metaphorically dedicatedly superliciously crap all over that fantasy.Her writing is so immense, it is just a pleasure to read. English is sometimes a difficult language to become poetic in (compared to say, Farsi, Urdu, French) but she manages it beautifully.

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Home is a wonderful novel. It is readable in 2-3 days so if you have a small commute it’s worth picking up.

We follow a North Korean vet travelling home to save his dying sister. God, that’s not much of a description but it is the basic story. Morrison teases us with her narrative, her descriptions are divine and she makes us love a despicable man.

Very recommended, however if you’re new to Morrison, try the Bluest Eye first and get the Kleenex out for that one!

Bubbly

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One Comment to “Home by Toni Morrison”

  1. I normally love Toni Morrison books, but I have to say this one, Home, is my least favourite. I feel like it was written in a rush compared to her other books.
    Others I often don’t understand her cultural contexts and then gave to spend time on the Internet researching what the hell she’s on about. Despite this, she is still my favourite author.

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