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Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
Invisible Man
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780808554127 (0808554123)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Edition language: English
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
3.5 Difficult
On various fronts. The overarching subject, the sense of hopelessness, helplessness and despair, the long-winded, meandering way the story is told (which is on par with the idea that it is a stream-of-conscience recount), and the purpose way in which this guy's obliviousness is made plain (and cring...
Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it
3.0 Invisible Man
Decent and unique read. I relate it to books in the spirit of things like Catch 22. Loved the whole Mr. Norton part on the drive, the slave house, and then the bar. Some of the New York part, with the Brotherhood got overdone in my opinion, but good read as a whole.
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
5.0 INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison
Beautiful prose. I loved the lyricism of his words. His writing flows. This book is a timely today as when it was written and during the time it is set. Unfortunately not much has changed in the U.S. regarding how people are seen or not seen and used. Everyone needs to read this.
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it
5.0 Invisible Man
1. I had 39 status updates from this one, most of them quotations. This book is highly quotable. I'm not even sure Invisible Man is a 'good' - i.e. traditional - novel (I will consider this in a moment), but the quotability of this! Now I know men are different and that all life is divided and that ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
1.0 Invisible Man
This story unfolds as an unnamed narrator begins to describe how he became an invisible man. We follow the 'invisible man' through the 1920s right up to the 1950s. Ralph Ellison wrote this book in response to the black existentialism that was going on through the black community in the 1950s. I woul...
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