One of the great things about an ending college semester is that I have time for pleasure reading. So I am going to do a review of Toni Morrison’s book A Mercy.
A Dutch trader takes a little slave girl named Florens as payment for debt that was owed to him. This book is from Florens’ point of view as well as Lina, the older woman who cared for her and Sorrow, the young girl who talks to herself.
Honestly, I did not like it. This book was national best seller but I really couldn’t get into it. I believe the novel has a lot of symbolism and philosophical aspects to it but unfortunately…it just didn’t work for me. This is the very first book I’ve read by Toni Morrison and it was kind of a let down. Not saying that Morrison is a horrible writer I just couldn’t get into this particular read. As you can see this review is a pretty short review.
Overall, I give it a 1/5.
Until next time!