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Jul 14, 2021Pathseeker rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Outstanding new novel. The author invites us into intimacy without making us feel like a voyeur. Each character is richly developed. The story is told from multiple perspectives, woven from perspectives of time and place (Reminds me some…
May 28, 2021EljayJohnson rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
Two stars for its heart, but otherwise I have little good to say. It was too: too messy; too overwritten; too trying-to-be-Toni-Morrison; too long; too pretentiously arty; too confusing; too much tell, not show; too many endless jump…
May 14, 2021wingertdj rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
“The Prophets” by Robert Jones, Jr. tells the stories of the slaves and their master on a Mississippi plantation, the conflict of beliefs, how men of both races use women, and of the love between slaves Isaiah and Samuel. I don’t…
Feb 20, 2021LPL_MaryW rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This unforgettable book is sure to be a mainstay in African American literature for a long time to come. With chapters that reflect the books of the Bible, and characters that reflect the characters therein, The Prophets is a liberating…
Jan 26, 2021Inner_Typewriter rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Bound by law, bound by love, and bound by their chains, two black male slaves, Samuel and Isaiah love and endure in Robert Jones, Jr's first novel. The pain and sorrow and joy overwhelmed me at times. Absolutely unforgettable.
Jan 20, 2021
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Jan 05, 2021brangwinn rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This was a profound book to read. It is more of a character study than a plot driven novel. Jones’ debut book touched my soul. His focus on what slavery was like was difficult to read at times. He focuses on the abuse, yet there is a…