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If Beale Street Could Talk - James Baldwin
If Beale Street Could Talk
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ISBN: 9780606015981 (0606015981)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Pages no: 213
Edition language: English
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Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it
5.0 Perfect
If Beale Street Could Talk is sublime. For those who saw the movie, not everything in the novel stays the same, there are some scenes that I assume were cut for time. I thought that the way this ended was pretty perfect though. This book is told from the POV of 18 year old Tish. She is dealing wit...
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it
3.0 If Beale Street Could Talk (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Έχει μια έντονη αίσθηση μελοδράματος και σαπουνόπερας - από τις ποιοτικές έστω - χωρίς εντούτοις αυτό να αφαιρεί από την πρόζα του τη συναισθηματική ειλικρίνεια στην αποτύπωση της αμερικανικής κοινωνίας στη δεκαετία του '70.
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5.0 If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
In this book what I loved was Tish’s devotion to save Fonny, her optimism in the face of all that is going against them. Also, in the story, everything goes counter to what we would expect normally, even the end. Baldwin has caught the true reality of life, particularly of a young Afro-American man,...
Vera
Vera rated it
Baldwin writes the best characters ever. No, he writes characters best. I could have done without the odd little sections where he has Tish go on about the sanctity of blokes bonding and how it's better than anything else ever but such a small out of character moment next to everything else that is ...
Nicci - TWLIB Reviews
Nicci - TWLIB Reviews rated it
3.0
I think this was the last book I read of James Baldwin. I remember thinking it had a different feel from his other books.
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