Year 7, Book 48

48. Home by Toni Morrison

Home is short novella about a man returning from the Korean War. He obviously has PTSD and has been placed in a mental institution due to that fact, but escapes when he learns that his sister is in trouble. The story follows him and his sister where they are presently as well as pointing back to their past. It was a fine book, but it fell far short of the standards I typically hold Toni Morrison to. It may be unfair, and I might have given this book more leeway at the hands of a different writer, but knowing what Morrison can do and I felt didn’t do in this book make me give it a lesser rating. It’s a quick read though, and if you’re a Morrison fan I would still give it a whirl. I give it a 5 out of 10.

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