This novel is about Cora’s escape from a plantation on the underground railroad. The best part of the novel, I feel, is that Whitehead makes the railroad a real thing rather than a metaphor. For that exceptional idea alone, I wish I could have loved this book. I couldn’t stand it. The characters are two-dimensional, most likely because of very little dialogue and just the arm’s-length, third-person narration.
Gwenamon: Doesn’t live up to the hype