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.