Saturday, November 8, 2014
Book Review - X: A Novel
About the Book
Cowritten by Malcolm X’s daughter, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world.
Malcolm Little’s parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that’s a pack of lies—after all, his father’s been murdered, his mother’s been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. There’s no point in trying, he figures, and lured by the nightlife of Boston and New York, he escapes into a world of fancy suits, jazz, girls, and reefer. But Malcolm’s efforts to leave the past behind lead him into increasingly dangerous territory. Deep down, he knows that the freedom he’s found is only an illusion—and that he can’t run forever.
My Take on the Book
This is the type of novel that keeps you engaged form beginning to end. I found myself wrapped up in the characters, the dilemmas, the action and the drama. You feel for the main character and the situation in life for which he is dealt, and you wait to see what will happen next with every page that continue to be shared. The character is one that is true and earthly and you will find yourself rooting for him (or at least I did). This book will open your eyes, your senses, and your emotions and will allow you to look at the world in a new way!
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