Apr 18, 2011

Currently Reading: The Long Song

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The Long Song is Andrea Levy’s fifth book published in the UK following the success of its predecessor, Small Island

I started reading this book last sunday and haven't been able to put it down. In short, it tells the story of a slave girl in Jamaica, her day-to-day tellings of brutality, mass carnage, but also humour and farce.  Levy's fifth novel paints "a vivid and persuasive portrait of Jamaican slave society" (New York Times) that is highly readable and rarely depressing.

I highly recommend it, and will be picking up Small Island as soon as the last page is read.


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