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Sugar Island by Sanjida O'connell
Sugar Island by Sanjida O'connell
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This was a book group choice otherwise I would never have purchased a hardback with such a whimsical cover. However, as this book has received many plaudits, and the author is an academic, I entered into the spirit of the "based on a true story" vibe surrounding the novel. I have had to speed read it as the nauseating detail of a country which exists only in the author's imagination, the jagged movement of time (it was a week later....), the ludicrous storyline and the one dimensional characters have left me cold. The condescending use of a supposed vernacular for the "niggers" set my teeth on edge as did the whole Charles bad/Emily good issue. The experience was akin to reading an… Read more

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