When I started reading Cotton Comes to Harlem the only thing I could think of was: But then I researched when desegregation really was and it made sense, since this book was written right at that time. There are still … Continue reading → Continue reading
One thing that jumps out at me about Cotton Comes to Harlem is all the mother-raping profanity. I’m assuming Himes had to put it that way because he couldn’t get away with the F-bomb. Or maybe the publisher changed it … Continue reading → Continue reading
At first, I thought maybe the pastor was a fake and tricking everyone into giving him a $1,000, just so they can go back to Africa. It seemed like a huge scam to me but then those guys in the meat truck come in with huge guns and takes the money. So mu… Continue reading
Strangers on a Train really grasps this thought that anyone can kill, but there is a significant difference between the two perspectives of killing between the main characters. Bruno had a great time stalking Miriam, and he even had a … Continue reading → Continue reading
Look what I found!
So it’s the week of Halloween, and we’re reading a book starring Coffin Ed and Grave Digger. Funny how that worked out. I thought I’d take a look at Chester Himes to find out what he’s about. From his biography, it … Continue reading → Continue reading
Strangers On A Train irked me to no end. I enjoyed the style of writing and most of our characters, but Bruno is what did me in. Although I have never met someone quite to his extent, I hate his … Continue reading → Continue reading
Every once in a blue moon a story like “Strangers on Train” comes around. What makes a story like this so amazing is not the story itself but the zit content within. To hell with the characters and plot, I’ll … Continue reading → Continue reading
One of the things that I think shows Bruno’s insanity is how he acts and the things he says. For example: “Ready to turn yourself over?” Bruno jeered shrilly.”Ready to tell Anne all about it, huh? Ready to spend the next twenty years in jail? Sure, I’m ready!” He brought his palms together gently. His eyes seemed to glow a red light. His swaying figure was like that of an evil spirit’s that might have stepped from the twisted black tree behind him. I can just imagine the look of insanity on Bruno as he’s saying this to Guy. Bruno reminds me of Joker just because of the things he … Continue reading → Continue reading
Haha, I got extra credit for going to the lecture!!
I was quite taken by surprised behind the real facts behind the zombies and pirates. It made me think a lot about how zombies were a symbol of oppression and labor. The lecture was a lot of fun and I… Continue reading