The Underground Railroad

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Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival fro ...Continua
Wrote 7/27/20
I have to say reading this book was a struggle to me. It did not bring me any excitement. First of all, it started slowly. I had to force myself to continue for the first 50 pages just because of the fame of the book. Besides, the characters seemed t...Continua
Un ferrocarril subterrani de debò com metàfora de la obscuritat del viatge que els esclaus entrapenien per fugir d’un destí miserable i per poder viure en llibertat en el país de les llibertats. El viatge de la Cora comença a la plantació de Randall...Continua
Wrote 1/23/20
A well deserved Pulitzer Prize
Whitehead writes about the channels that helped slaves escape from plantations in the south to the north. This is not really a railroad, but rather, a network of safe houses via which escaped slaves passed, into an actual subway system. Corageous Cor...Continua
Wrote 1/16/20

Not that impressive.

Wrote 2/10/18
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
I enjoyed the book, although it wasn't quite as good as some people have indicated. The writing is solid, but the situations are somewhat stereotypical. I suppose the same could be said of many great authors of the past, i.e., when they paint a chara...Continua

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