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Free download Ì The Underground Railroad ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ ❴Reading❵ ➸ The Underground Railroad Author Colson Whitehead – Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia Life is hell for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcTravels Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey hers is an odyssey through time as well as space As Whitehead brilliantly re creates the uniue terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering powerful meditation on the history we all shar. 35 stars rounded upThis is a difficult book to read with the horrific treatment and gruesome punishments of African American slaves so much a part of the narrative but it is essential that we read this and other books like it We need these powerful compelling and gut wrenching reminders of what life was like on a plantation in Georgia and other places in the South and what it might have been like to be a runaway This story is told mainly from the perspective of a young slave woman named Cora and the portrayal of her escape and journey toward freedom I was also moved by the story of Cora's grandmother Ajarry captured in Africa and transported to America Cora's mother Mabel also has her storyColson Whitehead imagines the The Underground Railroad as if it were an actual railroad with trains and conductors While this work is a fictional representation of the time and place and does an excellent job of conveying the time and place and what seems like a genuine feeling of what it was like to be Cora I have to admit I had some reservations about making it a real railroad I felt like the creation of an actual railroad in a way diminishes the the true Underground Railroad whose strength was the people moving people to freedom not a railway but a network of routes and a group of people who didn't have a railroad to move them around I'm sure there will be much discussion of this and I may be an outlier here So for this and the fact that I found it a little slow going and just had too many characters I would rate this 35 stars if half stars were allowed But overall this is just such an important book that I have to round it up to 4 stars Cora's story is one that we mustn't forget because she represents so many of the real life slaves who we have to remember Thanks to Doubleday and Edelweiss

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Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia Life is hell for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora an outcast even among her fellow Africans she is coming into womanhood where even greater pain awaits When Caesar a recent The Underground PDFEPUBarrival from Virginia tells her about the Underground Railroad they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape Matters do not go as planned Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her Though they manage to find a station and head north they are being huntedIn Whitehead’s ingen. Excellent writing strong concept I am personally burnt out on slavery narratives so I cannot say this was a pleasure to read So much unrelenting horror Whitehead does an excellent job of portraying slavery and America as a slave nation The idea of the underground railroad as an actual railroad is so smart and interesting I wish he had actually done with the railroad itself There were some sentences where I thought Now you are just showing off The amount of research the author did is clear throughout There is some really interesting structural work at play I wanted some of the secondary characters to be fully developed This book is going to do very well and rightly so

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The Underground RailroadIous conception the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina in a city that initially seems like a haven But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens And even worse Ridgeway the relentless slave catcher is close on their heels Forced to flee again Cora embarks on a harrowing flight state by state seeking true freedomLike the protagonist of Gulliver’s. Every year I have either never heard of the films nominated for the Best Picture Academy award or when I see them I don’t think the movie is all that great; long drawn out scenes with landscapes close ups of glowering faces monotonous dialogue etc I know that every movie doesn’t have to be action packed but forced artsy ness or movies nominated for content but not uality are frustratingThe Underground Railroad won the Pulitzer Prize this year I have read other Pulitzer Prize winners and generally I have found them to be just okay Or in looking through the list of winners I have not even heard of them at all Because of this Pulitzer Prize and Best Picture Awards are very similar to me I really am not sure what the ultimate criteria ends up being but apparently it is not criteria that I would useDisclaimer – as you can probably tell already I did not like this book That does not mean that I wish to convince you that you should not like it or not read it It does not mean that if you gave it 5 stars I want to fight about it All it means is that this book just did not work for me and I cannot tell why it was so great We can discuss our differences in opinion but there will be no need to argueI am stuck between 1 and 2 stars on this book If there was a half star option I would move forward with a 15 star rating By the time I am done typing this review maybe I will be able to settle on which one I will go withI listened to the audiobook I always have an audiobook going on and this is the first time in a long time that I can remember fighting to maintain interest and pay attention to the story in fact I think the last time that happened was with All the Light We Cannot See – another Pulitzer Prize winner With this being the case at least one star from 5 has to be removedThe characters and the story for me were just blah I have read other stories and books with difficult subject matter about people being oppressed In those books the characters were charismatic and impassioned You felt for the characters and their plight The story is enthralling and you care about what happens and the ultimate outcome of the story Some examples of this are The Help Between Shades of Gray The Power of One etc With The Underground Railroad the story was fairly flat for me and the characters kind of uninteresting – reading about what they were going through was like a bland history book than a story meant to entertain and draw emotion Considering the subject matter this was rather unfortunate to me Also there was lots of time jumping so I was freuently confused about what was happening to whom and in what time frame this probably led to the fight to stay interested With this being the case another star has been removed bringing us to 3The book is called The Underground Railroad I thought that this was going to be about The Underground Railroad Instead the railroad is just a bit part in the main story view spoilerin the end it comes around to play a big part in the final scene but up until then we only saw it or heard it mentioned a few times hide spoiler