Sunday, December 29, 2019

Firsts Continue --- Day 8/264 & 265

Walk: 1. Presidio  2. No, Home Reading in the Rain
Distance: 1. 4 miles   2. Yoga

So, Ciwt firsts continue.  First time for Little Women, Adam Sandler  movie and now a Toni Morrison book (although she may have read Beloved years ago).

In The Bluest Eye, Morrison's first novel, her voice is too strong for her depressing subject.  It becomes a weapon, bludgeoning the heartstrings of her reader.  Unnecessarily.  We get the entirety of where she is going in some of her first sentences, but then she follows up with pages of explicit detail after explicit detail.  Crushing.  Finally, as if reality isn't sad enough, she jumps to some fantasy place where she can really rain down the darkness.  Luckily it is a very short book, and Ciwt can go now to her yoga mat to leave this bleak and disspiriting work behind her.

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