** Review by Gayle from Bloggers From Down Under **
Low star ratings. I hardly ever give them and why?
Because in my time of blogging I have been blessed with some amazing novels, and because I am not one to dishearten an author from following their dreams to write. After all they share their words with readers and allow us to escape reality, even if it’s for a little while.
I have only ever had one novel that I couldn’t complete.
But now we can make that two.
Beloved……It was a DNF for me.
I am going to admit to you all that I only got to page 53 and I could no longer read anymore.
I had a small understanding of what the novel was based on, but the language and the detailing in the words were simply far too complex and I felt as though I was reading the same sentence over and over again just to try to comprehend what I was reading. To me it was imply incomprehensible. None of it made sense.
I am aware that Toni Morrison Is a winner of the Noble Prize but I just didn’t get anything from this novel.
But what has me a little concerned (for lack of a better word) is that I am aware that this novel is part of a school curriculum where I am from, and quite frankly I can understand why children lose their love for reading. Personally I have no idea why they would think that this type of novel would be suitable. If anything it is going to put kids off reading.
A sad way to end on a novel that I was actually looking forward to reading.