Thursday, December 13, 2007

Man Gone Down

I just picked up a copy of Man Gone Down from the library. It got a great review by the NY Times and was listed as one of the 10 best books of 2007.

Actually, I have to confess that even if the book did not get any good reviews or accolades, I would have read it without thinking otherwise. Why? The writer, Michael Thomas, was a former professor of mine and considered him as a mentor.

Anyways, reading the book - I'm sitting there thinking, wow so this is what he must have been thinking 2 years ago when he came into class and was talking about Eliot or Baldwin.

Aside from the more personal connection, I the book is one of the few recent African American lit works out there and worth examining because its suppose to pick up speaking about where other greats like Ellison, Bladwin, Walker, and Morrison have left off.

If there is anyone else out there reading it or thinking about reading it, post here... I hope to discuss some sections/themes of the work.


At 8:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As'salamu aleikum,

Masha'Allah, you have a nice blog,

and about the book, these days, I like to read books from pre-civil right era, and yesterday, some one recommended to me John A. Williams; The Man Who Cried I am.


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