3.05.2005

Their Eyes Were Watching God...


Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
This book has been on my "classic book to read" list for a long time, but I was prompted to pick it up after hearing Oprah (natch) was going to broadcast a made-for-TV version.
This was a really sloooow book to read. I enjoyed the story, and I liked the characters (in their tragic way), but I think I really struggled most with the dialogue. Written phoenetically, I found I couldn't exactly whip through the pages.
"Ah know yuh didn't. Ah been heah uh long time listenin' to dat heifer run me down tuh de dawgs uh try tuh tole you off from me."
It's all written just like that.
I'm glad I read it, and I'm curious to see how it presents on screen...

1 comment:

Kaytee said...

I had to read this book in 11th grade english class. It's actually one of my favorite books. I was about the only person that had no problem reading it. Once you get a hold of the dialect, it's really good.