The Underground Railroad Book Review

The Underground Railroad: Book Review by Dinh.

4 stars

Synopsis:

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 arrival 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 hunted. Continue reading “The Underground Railroad Book Review”

The Underground Railroad Book Club Discussion Questions

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The Underground Railroad

Discussion Questions:

1. The Underground Railroad focuses on freedom. We see that freedom is a perspective that changes with the person and the time. What exactly does freedom mean to Cora? How does she react when she first gets to North Carolina? How does her view later change? Is her reaction what you’d expect from being a slave? Continue reading “The Underground Railroad Book Club Discussion Questions”

Dark Matter Book Review

Dark Matter: Book Review by Dinh

4.5 stars

Dark Matter

 Synopsis:

Are you happy with your life?”

Those are the last words that Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.

Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits.

Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.” Continue reading “Dark Matter Book Review”

Ready Player One Book Review

Ready Player One: Book Review By Dinh.

4.5 stars

Ready Player One a novel

Synopsis:

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenager Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines- puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.
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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Please join us in reading The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead for our suggested book club monthly reading!

We will be reviewing The Undergrond Railroad along with our monthly book club discussions questions for February 28, 2017.

The Underground Railroad is the winner of the National Book Award for 2016, #1 New York Times Bestseller, and was in the top 10 best books in 2016 from the New York Times Book Reviews. Continue reading “The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead”

Fates and Furies Book Review

Fates and Furies: Book Review by Dinh

4.5 stars

Synopsis:

They meet in the final months of college, and by graduation, they had married. It’s 1991. At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. There are lean, romantic years that follow: potluck parties in a Manhattan basement apartment; a wilting acting career that doesn’t pay the bills; a household that seems to run on good luck and good sex. Continue reading “Fates and Furies Book Review”