Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Vintage 1988
Rating: 3/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Fall into Reading; Time Top 100; Rory Gilmore; 1001 Books; Ebook; Lucky 14 - Been There Forever
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.
I was intrigued by the storyline. And the characters were great. I really fell for Sethe and Denver. But I must say that I was not a fan of the writing style. After almost 300 pages of the writing, I almost didn't make it to the end. I wanted to see what happened to everyone, but the writing was getting to me. My biggest complaint was the dialogue passages. Often I got very confused about who was speaking at any given time. Not a fan at all...