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Kes clashes that have bedevilled American society between race and racelessness; patriarchy and matriarchy; religion and magic; freedom and belonging; promicuity and fidelity Magnificent in its scope PARADISE is a revelation in the intensity of its portrayal of human complexity and in the sheer force of its narrative Paradise was not well received upon its publication in 1997 influential critics like Michiko Kakutani James Wood and Zo Heller disparaged it and even Oprah s audience instructed to read it for the talk show host s book club demurred prompting Oprah to call Morrison to offer the viewers encouragement One of the studio audience members protested that confused by the novel s multiple perspectives and non linear chronology she was lost on page 19 Oprah asked Morrison what the poor woman was to do and Morrison s reply which I have never forgotten was Read page 20 Unsurpassable advice Profiling Morri Encounters with Rauschenberg upon its publication in 1997 influential critics like Michiko Kakutani James Wood and Zo Heller disparaged it and even Oprah s audience instructed to read it for the talk show host s book club demurred prompting Oprah to call Morrison to offer the viewers encouragement One of the studio audience members protested that confused by the novel s multiple perspectives and non linear chronology she was lost on page 19 Oprah asked Morrison what the poor woman was to do and Morrison s reply which I have never forgotten was Read page 20 Unsurpassable advice Profiling Morri

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Ting past present and future this novel of mysterious motives reveals the interior lives of the citizens of the town with astonishing clarity The drama of its people from the four young women and their elderly protector to conservative businessmen rednecks a Civil Rights minister and veterans of three wars richly evo I swear it s the most fulfilling when you read an author and you have ambiguous feelings towards them and their writing But being an unbiased fair desperately enthusiastic reader you come back to give it a second try and it will be with that second book that you make your definitive judgement towards the author either you like them or don t You respect their writing and just can t get down with it or you think their writing is crapI thought I didn t like Morrison I respected her as I could judge from the first book I read by her that she knew what she was talking about And as far as I could smell the

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Four young women are brutally attacked in a convent near an all black town in America in the mid 1970s The inevitability of this attack and the attempts to avert it lie at the heart of PARADISE Spanning the birth of the Civil Rights movement Vietnam the counter culture and the politics of the late 70s deftly manipula The moment I wake up before I put on my makeup I say a little prayer for you but on that in a moment Reading this after reading The Bluest Eye is probably like reading Dubliners and then following it with Finnegans Wake Well maybe not uite I wouldn t know as I haven t read either one but this one is definitely much denser than The Bluest Eye and has a cast of characters as large as the Bible It s not something you read with the TV on in the background or while having a conversation with your spouseNot unmanageable and certainly not unenjoyable there s a wedding scene that is simply mesmerizing or should


10 thoughts on “Paradise

  1. says:

    Sometimes you have to hold up your hands as a reader and admit maybe you didn’t do a book justice I found Paradise really difficult to follow Mainly this is due to there being no central character The central character instead is a

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    They shoot the white girl first but the rest they can take their time No need to hurry out here They are 17 miles from a tow

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    The moment I wake up before I put on my makeup I say a little prayer for you but on that in a moment Reading this after reading The Bluest Eye is probably like reading Dubliners and then following it with Finnegans Wake Well maybe not uite I wouldn't know as I haven't read either one but this one is definitely much denser

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    Why is it that so often in life the very thing you’re trying to avoid becomes you Why do the oppressed become the oppressor Why do the abused become the abuser Why do those who demand openness and euality become insular and elitist Why does the love that we strive so hard to obtain turn into a protective curse

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    This is the most complex book I have read from Toni Morrison It is the story of a black community called Ruby in rural Oklahoma in the 70s and the reaction to a female commune of sorts called the Convent out on the edge of the town At issue here is skin tone the 8 rock dark black founders and their suspicions towards those with li

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    I swear it's the most fulfilling when you read an author and you have ambiguous feelings towards them and their writing But being an unbiased fair desperately enthusiastic reader; you come back to give it a second try and

  7. says:

    Paradise is one of my favourite words I believe it came first from an ancient word in Farsi that means only a park which says something about the Iranian idea of a park perhaps I think paradise is a place of welcome and peace and love and in this book I think that is what the founders of the town Ruby wanted to create at a safe distance from racism and related violence vertical and horizontalBut the folks in power are too rigid in defini

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    Paradise was not well received upon its publication in 1997—influential critics like Michiko Kakutani James Wood and Zoë Heller disparaged it and even Oprah's audience instructed to read it for the talk show host's book club demurr

  9. says:

    There are few authors that can make me feel as stupid as Morrison makes me feel time and time again This novel centers on a

  10. says:

    Why did I read this book before reading Beloved and Jazz when it is supposed to complete the trilogy I'm bummed by that I couldn't help it I found the book on my shelf and decided to read it along with The Bluest Eye Then there I was reading it and thinking why was this book not titled “Beware the Furrow of His Brow” or “Furrow of His brow” or “The Oven” I won’t spoil it you will have to read it

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