Sunday, July 4, 2010

Who Made You a Literary Critic?

Toni Morrison is my favorite author of the moment. Every visionary sentence in this novel is spellbinding. When reading about the tortured protagonist, Pecola Breedlove, I never knew the feeling of empathy until I began to turn the pages of this novel. In her novel The Bluest Eye, Morrison combines the craft of story telling with sociology.

I became acquainted with Morrison's work while wondering aimlessly in my college library. The novels of black authors are vacuous in a predominately white institution, so I was overcome with excitement when I saw a Toni Morrison novel. The Bluest Eye is a page turner for anyone who studies African American sociology or enjoys a great story.


  1. Toni Morrison is wonderful! Lovely blog sis...keep on sharing.

  2. I wrote my final thesis paper on this book- it was amazing all the info I expound. Morrison is usually way over my head for just leisure reading, but I definitely recommend her books for the scholarly scholars within us.

  3. Love Morrison but The Bluest Eye isn't my favorite - I'm a Sula and Beloved Fan.

    Her brilliance is blinding. Morrison is one of those few authors who has layered her message to the point that you have read and re-read her novels to get most (very rarely ALL) of the message she is attempting to deliver in her content.