The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead

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the-underground-railroadThe Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead comes more highly recommended than most books I’ve comes across: it joins some other books that US President Barack Obama praised in an interview with the New York Times.  So that’s what I chose when I was lucky enough to win a book voucher in the Twelve Days of Christmas competition at Booker Talk (thanks Karen!) And The Underground Railroad didn’t disappoint.  It’s one of the most thought-provoking books I’ve read in a while.

Because it won the National Book Award as well as President Obama’s praise, and Oprah’s, and who knows what else, the book has been thoroughly reviewed everywhere.  On the day I looked there are over 35,000 ratings at Goodreads and nearly 5000 reviews.   I don’t need to Google reviews of it to know that there are pages of reviews from every major review site in the English speaking world.  Perhaps it’s a bit pointless for me…

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