The Underground Railroad
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The Underground Railroad

Title:The Underground Railroad
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  • Jul 26, 2016

    This is my first read by Colson Whitehead and it makes me think his style may not be to my tastes.It's personal preference, I'm sure. There are some beautiful sentences, some genius structural choices...

  • Aug 15, 2016

    Excellent writing, strong concept. I am personally burnt out on slavery narratives so I cannot say this was a pleasure to read. So much unrelenting horror. Whitehead does an excellent job of portrayin...

  • Jun 10, 2016

    “All men are created equal, unless we decide you are not a man.” I was really looking forward to this read! I had an interesting relationship with The Intuitionist, having read it in college and n...

  • Jul 12, 2016

    For nearly twenty years the work of Colson Whitehead has been published to wide acclaim, his fiction and nonfiction both receiving many accolades. For this reason I was eager to have the chance to rea...

  • Apr 22, 2017

    I came to this book with some resistance, regardless of it being the Pulitzer Prize winner for 2017.I've owned the physical book since last year. It kept being easier to read something else. I felt it...

  • Mar 30, 2016

    3.5 stars rounded up.This is a difficult book to read with the horrific treatment and gruesome punishments of African American slaves so much a part of the narrative, but it is essential that we read ...

  • Apr 11, 2017

    The Underground Railroad is an intense ride. I had not taken "railroad" to be a literal thing before reading the book. Like Cora, the protagonist, I thought it was just an informal way of smuggling es...

  • May 21, 2017

    Cora is a slave on a plantation in Georgia where conditions are especially rough because of the cotton industry. When she was younger her mother left her alone on the plantation and escaped, leaving C...

  • Feb 21, 2017

    I'm a guy who enjoys "best of" lists. One of my favorite things about December, besides my birthday, Christmas, football, colder weather, and hot chocolate, is sitting down to peruse lists of the best...

  • Aug 07, 2016

    I struggled through this... several times thinking of giving up. As a story revolving around such a 'heavy' subject the focus needed to be on a character less one dimensional and just a little bit lik...