The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead is New York Times and Oprah Winfrey’s Bestseller that is now available to download for free through our website! This bestseller by Colson is noted for it’s foretelling of the hardships of being a slave. Cora, the protagonist plans to escape through and underground tunnel that lies beneath the southern soil. Entering into womanhood, Cora’s suffering may even be greater than what she thinks. Escaping from bondage and shattering reflection of being a slave is unimaginable – Cora must endure all of these.
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Readers’ Review on Underground Railroad by Colson
I chose this book, frankly, because Oprah chose it for her book club. As a lower middle class white child, educated in the ’60’s, I was well aware of the segregated south, but I had no idea the depth of the degradation and depravity of what people of color had endured in this country. The land of the free, home of the brave……unless you were a person of color. Kidnapped from your village in Africa, sold into bondage……IF you had survived the arduous journey from the Dark Continent to the Americas. Seeing your heritage stripped from you, as surely as your dignity and humanity as you stood on the auctioneers’ block.
– Sherry Thorn
Colson Whitehead is no stranger to many readers as he has authored several widely acclaimed books since he made his debut with The Intuitionist in 1999. His latest work, The Underground Railroad which is sharp and ingenious, follows the harrowing plight of Cora who was a young slave on the Randall estate in Georgia. Set around the year 1812, Cora’s story is all the more heart-wrenching as her mother fled the cotton plantation leaving her behind, to fend for herself. What could have prompted Cora’s mother to leave her behind is in the realm of speculation. She was never found and successfully dodged the tracker who was assigned to track her down.
While it is easy to jump to conclusions and label her as someone short of love and affection for Cora, reading about the immense difficulties faced by the slaves on the plantation tempered one’s judgmental attitude. It was beyond brutal – the ugly face of inhumanity laid bare. The slaves are subjected to all kinds of cruel and inhumane treatment – they are whipped, thrashed and raped at the slightest pretext and excuse. And in some instances, just for pure enjoyment and amusement. Public execution was reserved as the harshest punishment, but to many living without dignity and honor was far worse than public execution.
– A Journey Without a Map
This book has gotten quite the boost on social media especially with Oprah touting it as her latest book club read. Even though Oprah and I have had a tempestuous (albeit one-sided) bookish relationship in the past I thought I’d give this book a try because the slavery era in the US is one of my favorite eras to read about. It showcases the dichotomy of the indomitable spirit and resilience of human beings despite the most horrific, vile and degrading actions that one person can inflict upon another.
Even with all the hype and Oprah’s seal of approval I wasn’t a fan of this book. There was a lot of good description of the era, some emotional scenes of abuse which are vividly detailed and many diverse characters but it lacked a complexity to the plot and an emotional connection to the characters. Cora, and especially Caesar, felt underdeveloped with their inner feelings muffled to the reader. I also found the flow of the plot to be choppy as readers are repeatedly taken from the main plot into subplots and there were vast sections, mainly towards the end, where the plot would lag and my interest faltered.
– Laurie @ Baking Bookworm
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