Always a reader. Writing to remember and to share my thoughts on the books I read.
Twelve Years a Slave is the narrative of Solomon Northup, a free man kidnapped and sold into slavery. The book is a documentary account of slavery in that particular place at that particular time. The non-emotional descriptions present the events and leave the reader to feel the emotion in the book and the horror of the treatment the slaves received. This detachment makes the book less dramatic perhaps, but for me, adds to the power of the words and the events described.
Read my complete review at: http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2014/04/twelve-years-slave.html