Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Review: Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

I was really looking forward to reading Mudbound, since I love novels written about the South.  However, this novel was somewhat boring and very slow.  I did like that each chapter was written from each characters perspective, but there just isn't much to the story, and felt it a waste of time.   

SYNOPSIS by Barnes & Noble
In Jordan's prize-winning debut, prejudice takes many forms, both subtle and brutal. It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband's Mississippi Delta farm -- a place she finds foreign and frightening. In the midst of the family's struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura's brother-in-law, is everything her husband is not -- charming, handsome, and haunted by his memories of combat. Ronsel Jackson, eldest son of the black sharecroppers who live on the McAllan farm, has come home with the shine of a war hero. But no matter his bravery in defense of his country, he is still considered less than a man in the Jim Crow South. It is the unlikely friendship of these brothers-in-arms that drives this powerful novel to its inexorable conclusion.

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