5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
This review is from: Sula (Mass Market Paperback)
This is a complex novel, despite the ease of its reading. The novel isn't just about a friendship between two deprived black girls in Ohio: there is always something sinister lurking under the writing, in the community, in people's relationships, and the reader is left peering at something beneath the water that never quite takes shape, wondering what is going on beneath the surface. Its quite depressing in places, and brutal to read in terms of how it is preoccupied with definitions of evil and peoples motivations, but it is beautifully written and crafted. Well worth reading.