Emotionally spell-binding

  • Book: The Long Song
  • Location: Jamaica
  • Author: Andrea Levy



I choose it as it’s not something I would usually pick up. However, I struggled to put it down as with each chapter, the plot deepens. The descriptions within the book, helps the reader to only begin to imagine how hard life was for these slaves. Their complete sense of being powerless, with the constant fear of the master, particularly for the women. The girls/women were picked her and used as those they were objects.

In terms of the setting, the book conveyed some idea of the heat, dust and general uncomfortableness of living in this unforgiving land.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book and am encouraged to read more of her work.

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