Monday, April 6, 2009

I don't get it...

Sadly, my most recent reading selection paled in comparison to The Secret Life of Bees. Toni Morrison's Sula left me with a big question mark in my mind upon reading the concluding pages. I've read a couple others of Morrison's books and have always found her writing masterful even if obscure. But Sula seemed pointless. And that's how I know I've been out of school too long! In my American Literature class Sophomore year of college, I wrote an essay on Toni Morrison's Jazz that earned me an A (this is a big deal because A's and I didn't get along throughout my college years). But in the short 174 pages that made up this story of a black community in the 1920's, I failed to grasp even one outstanding message. So what's up? Is this story somewhat pointless, or am I really getting as dumb as I feel?

1 comment:

demoux family said...

I have always hated Toni Morrison in general, so to me, I don't think you missed anything...but that's just me.