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    The sellout

    Not a great read, I enjoyed the last half of the book more than the first. Either the writing got better of I've gotten more used to it. It was clear that the author tried to point out something, some kind of message. There were too many messages send, too many observations, too many characters on a mission to prove something that it blurred out what kind of message the author was actually sending.
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    Life, past and Present

    This novel needs to be read more than once to understand the message. It is not a simple or entirely funny but a timely read to reflect the times we live in.
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    So bad

    I was supposed to read this book as part of a book club choice but after reading the first chapter I couldn't go on. I forced myself to read the second chapter just to give it a chance but I just couldn't understand one thing the writer was talking about. Horrible
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    Sellout, a literary satirical look at being black

    This book is pure satire a more than a bit sarcastic. A reverse turn of the tables gets the reader thinking and actually come to understand what it's been like growing up black in America, even in the black community, people remind this young black man of what their community has endured for hundreds of years, that he should feel the guilt and shame of that the same way most African Americans do every day.
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    Beautiful

    One of the best books on race, or anything else, I've read in a long time. A hilarious book, but the humor belies the depth of insight to this piece. It expands on the works of Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates, just as important as those writers to the contemporary conversation on race. It also has a place in the American novel, a novel about growing up in the vein of Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint. It's just an essential modern novel.
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