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Beloved by Toni Morrison Book Review

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Beloved by Toni Morrison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is one of those books that you shouldn't judge by its cover. When I first saw the book, my initial response was, "Oh crap! A romance novel." I was way off. Beloved is a ghost story, brought on by the desperate actions of an escaped slave woman, Sethe.

The readers of this book can debate whether Sethe's actions are the right ones to make; however, regardless of right or wrong, her actions come back to haunt her. I refuse to give away a story to prospective readers, and I must say this book isn't for everyone. It is full of dreams, flashbacks, and memories that take the reader back and forth through time (think Faulkner or Virginia Woolf). Love it or hate it, I would suggest reading it.

On a side note: Avoid the movie, it was horrible. There is no way for a movie to encompass the grittiness and emotion of which the book is capable.

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