“The Bluest Eye” is Ms Morrison’s first novel published in 1970, and whereas it is not as polished or perfectly structured as her later novels it is still a gem. It is often said that one should not judge someone until you have walked in his or her shoes, and Ms. Morrison in this novel and in her later novels puts the reader into the shoes of her characters and what one discovers is profound and in many cases a sad and disturbing commentary on our society. I strongly recommend this book. It might not be as polished as the others, but it is just as powerful.
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Joseph Sciuto was born and raised in New York City, where he spent his early years listening to his Italian-American grandmother’s vivid stories about how their family was responsible for building much of the impressive Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building. The rich flavor of her stories about their family’s heritage still works its way through his writing. Sciuto holds degrees from both John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Stony Brook University and a certificate in film studies from New York University. After studying psychology, film, theater, literature, and English as an undergraduate, he relocated to Southern California to attend graduate school at Loyola Marymount University, where he studied writing and film. Sciuto's next novel, SOFIA, is available on June 27, 2019, following the success of HOLLYWOOD RIPTIDE, TARGETED DEMOGRAPHICS and PER VERSE VENGEANCE. View all posts by josephfsciuto