the evocation of religious experience is fascinating and breathtaking. (spoken as a church boy meself)
Love is everywhere in this book, diffuse, persistent, pressed close up against hate. I love how the energy between the junior deacon and the protagonist is as sacred as any other love to be found.
Hey I'm reading this book now and am almost finished with it. What did you think about it??
kitkat, this book was given to me by my mother a real long time ago, all i can remember at this date, is that it was an excellent book, filled with compassion and it described the young man's life so well i felt a part of it. this book changed my whole view on literature in a positive way.
fighting against racism, and against patriarchy in the black american life. a real perception of religion and the aim behind being relgious by gabriel ==] power over the other for he uses his religious power even when getting a sexual pleasure. Gabriel is egoiste and mean ( remeber the part he talks about his seed-spermatozoide - that he regret leaving inside his girlfriend).i do really appreciate his sister's courage ( i can't remeber her name) to say "NO" to convetions and living as she wanted to live not as she must live. in general it's a great book i like it
I have recently started a group that plans to discuss this novel as well other prominent works of fiction:
Best English-Language Fiction of the Twentieth Century
A new group centered on a composite list of the best English-language fiction of the twentieth century. Please give it a look, join up and invite your friends!