Thursday, August 14, 2014

Home: A Vet's Story

Hey guys.

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Hope you all are having a wonderful day. Summer is almost over here in the east coast. Still on my 2014 reading challenge on goodreads until the next big chore. And as usual it is always the random books.

This last book I finished reading follows the journey of a vet coming back from Korea. Written by Toni Morrison, Home is the story of Frank, an African-American vet from Korea who is on a journey to go home. However, everything changes once he receives a postcard: "She be dead".

There is a balance of dialogue and narration here that flows within flashbacks and the present tense of the characters. I definitely felt sentimental towards them. There was no cliche about it but rather a more realistic view of the reality of many American vets, specifically African-American vets in the United States. The only thing I can say that was a bit of a flaw for me was the consistent flashback to present sequence. There is no cheesy romance.

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo

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