Category Family and Self

Finished: Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son’

PLOT SPOILER WARNING! The basic plot: Bigger Thomas – a fatherless young black man living in a tiny, one room, run-down apartment on Chicago’s South Side with his mother, younger brother and sister – is hired to work as chauffeur by the wealthy Dalton family. The last person who held the job went to night […]

Sneaking in: ‘Sons and Lovers’ by DH Lawrence

DH Lawrence (1885 – 1930) I read Sons and Lovers at an incredibly fast pace, considering its length (512 extra long pages) trying to cross the finish line the same time as the Guardian Book Group. Didn’t quite match my pace with theirs (to be fair, I started two weeks later) but I finished a […]