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The Underground Railroad: A Novel - Community Reviews back

by Colson Whitehead
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The Primroses Were Over
The Primroses Were Over rated it 4 years ago
I wanted to like this a lot more than I actually did. My first sign of trouble was the much vaunted "the underground railroad is an actual railroad!" scene (I'm assuming that is not a spoiler since it is blatantly stated in every single synopsis, though it might have been a better scene if it wasn...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 4 years ago
I found this to be a painful read especially at this time. Cora's journey from slavery to escaping it and being recaptured is told through her eyes, with short vignettes through the eyes of others whose lives intersected hers. I do not understand why there is so much hate based on skin color. Whi...
Girl Well Read
Girl Well Read rated it 4 years ago
A special thank you to NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Cora and Caesar are slaves on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Like all of the slaves, she is treated horrifically, but even more so because she is also an outcast among her people. Things are...
Obsession with words
Obsession with words rated it 4 years ago
Today is a pain day for me. FYI: I have Fibromyalgia and RA. Every day is a pain day to a degree but today it is making it hard for me to concentrate on reading. This is when I turn to audiobooks or think about the books I have recently read and especially, the things that bothered me about them....
Obsession with words
Obsession with words rated it 4 years ago
This book was horribly sad, it tore my heart open repeatedly. I don't usually read books like this but it was chosen for a book club I wanted to attend. I couldn't even get through the first page without crying. I had to put it down to rest my heart. I never made it to that book club meeting. I kn...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 4 years ago
Cora watched, she was silent but she took in everything and she knew it wouldn’t be long before she would have to leave. She had been a slave to Master James on his cotton plantation, living there with her mother until her mother decided one evening to escape, leaving Cora behind. Years later, it is...
I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it 4 years ago
Every so often, BookTube host the Diverseathon and I try to participate whenever I get a chance. However, this last time, I could not participate for life got in the way. But I still wanted to read the group book club pick which is The Underground Railroad. Yes, I'm getting to it extremely late but ...
Toni
Toni rated it 4 years ago
This is a moving and wildly inventive tale that shines a light on a very dark period of American history and tells how networks of black and white helped slaves escape to freedom decades before the Civil War.The story chronicles the life of a teenage slave named Cora as she flees the Georgia plantat...
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it 5 years ago
I'm a bit disappointed in this book. It had so much potential, but at the end it just didn't work. I enjoyed it okay, but it felt disjointed and impersonal, and I couldn't lose myself in it... It took me ages to finish because I could always think of something else I'd rather do.
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 5 years ago
In many ways, The Underground Railroad is worth the hype. It is an intelligent novel based upon an exceptional idea. It's constructed with vivid scenes and formidable sentences. It is the kind of novel that can easily entice a reader.At the same time, The Underground Railroad lacks in some areas tha...
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