Sunday, January 20, 2019
Review of 'The Underground Railroad'
Because I'm not as familiar with the details of American racism, slavery, lynch law and so on, it's sometimes hard to tell which aspects of the story form part of real history and which are part of the alternate narrative. I'd have quite liked a sort of guide to that for the less well informed reader - which I suspect includes most Americans as well as non-Americans.
None of that detracts from the book, which is terrifying and beautifully written. Looking forward to reading more by Colson Whitehead.