Monday, July 4, 2011

Initial Thoughts on Witness

Novel in verse, quick read, very deep, love the wide cast of characters.

Brief Synopsis: Follows several characters as they deal with the Ku Klux Klan growing more powerful in Vermont.

Why I liked it: Each poem reveals something of the plot, but also reveals important details or developments in the characters.  The words are powerful.  There is symbolism in abundance.  And a nice hopeful, happy ending to leave you feeling like maybe the world isn't such a bad place.

If you liked Out of the Dust, this book is a must-read.

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