kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

13 February 2011

day thirteen: books. i love books.

I can't even begin to describe how fantastic this novel is. Everything about its characters and story lines is pure perfection. Morrison's prose is impeccable. Beloved is the story of newly-freed slaves who struggle with their past when Beloved returns from the dead to seek revenge on her mother for the life she was not allowed to live. Favorite part: the Afro-Mystic undercurrents throughout the text.

Everything about Paradise is equally as amazing as Morrison's other works. Here, she presents the stories of the people in Ruby, all the while giving a discourse on race, and the relationships between men and women. Favorite part: The Love Sermon.

The Road
is the struggle of a father and son in the post-apocalyptic world. It is a story of postmodern redemption and the bond between a father and a son. McCarthy's unique writing style lends itself to these themes, and ultimately parallels the setting and the situations in the novel. Favorite part: The ending. {if i tell you more, it will give it all away, and that wouldn't be any fun}

Fugitive Pieces is an extremely unique book in that Michaels writes in an almost poetry-prose style. It is the story of a young boy amidst World War II; it's a story of love and healing and finding yourself.
It is absolutely gorgeous.

There is no writable topic not included in Crime and Punishment. It is a beautiful story that forces you to reexamine how you view people and their behaviors. It is a triumph.

1 comment:

lotusgirl said...

Interesting list. I adored Crime and Punishment. I'm conflicted about The Road. There were things I loved about it and things I didn't. The story is great though ad I loved the ending. I'll have to try out Fugitive Pieces. It sounds like something I would enjoy.