I was also a bit conflicted at the end of this book, but I appreciate the insider perspective and the displays of the complexities of the Igbo culture. I have yet to finish this triology, but the last one - Arrow of God - is on my to-read list. Are you planning to read the other two? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on "No longer at ease"
An interesting portrayal of the collapse of a culture as white Europeans slowly establish themselves as the dominant power. The story is very interesting, but just like other novels dealing with similar issues, it leaves me a little confused, because the Igbo culture doesn't seem all that great. Most of the book deals with the various problems of living in a patriarchal honour culture. There's polygamy and warfare and domestic abuse and crazy oracles who come into your home to abduct your children. By the time the Europeans show up to dominate and subjugate, you kinda feel change would be a good thing.
It wasn't aware it was a trilogy. I'll consider checking those out.I was also a bit conflicted at the end of this book, but I appreciate the insider perspective and the displays of the complexities of the Igbo culture. I have yet to finish this triology, but the last one - Arrow of God - is on my to-read list. Are you planning to read the other two? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on "No longer at ease"
It made sense to me that the ending was rushed. The novel is really more about the culture that fall, not the fall itself. Once the Europeans appear, it is like a spell is broken. The world is less interesting and magical. Okonkwo is no longer the man he was.I knew this sounded familiar, I read it a few years ago as part of the book group I was in, but the cover was different. The ending seemed rushed to me, at least according to the review I did at the time.
I didn't realise there were more books as well.
This^^(Re-read) Flowers In The Attic - ?????/10
This book defies ratings. It is batshit insane and completely addictive. I could not even begin to explain how crazy and intense and weird and wrong and creepy and horrifying and compelling this book is, nor could I ever verbalize the range of emotions I experienced reading it. Jesus Christ.
He can get a bit much with the sex and gore sometimes for me. I have a pretty high threshold, but the way he describes things sometimes makes me feel a bit queasy. I can't deal with some of his fantasy books like Imajica, too dense and rambling. But Cabal, I love. Its the basis for the movie Nightbreed. Have you seen that? The theatrical version is good but the director's cut is more cohesive and closer to the book. And there is just something about Coldheart Canyon. I found it very engrossing and it stayed with me for awhile. It seems to be a book that people really like or absolutely hate, so I would be curious to hear your opinion on it