Love (Toni Morrison)

  "The world is such a showpiece, maybe that’s why folks try to outdo it, put everything they feel onstage just to prove they can think up things too: handsome scary things like fights to the death, adultery, setting sheets afire. They fail of course. The world outdoes them every time."

"The world is such a showpiece, maybe that’s why folks try to outdo it, put everything they feel onstage just to prove they can think up things too: handsome scary things like fights to the death, adultery, setting sheets afire. They fail of course. The world outdoes them every time."

U.S.A. / 2002

Toni Morrison's 8th novel! I want to meet her so badly. I finished her latest, God Help the Child, back in April. I never actually posted about it, because I had a slightly difficult time digesting the book. It wasn't at all what I expected. It's so hard to bend to a book's will once you realize it defies expectations. It so isn't fair. Sometimes I wish books didn't have those reductive "summaries" in the back or those one-liners professing what they're "about." Sometimes I wish a book could just be. Anyway, what's your favorite Toni Morrison book?