Sunday, February 04, 2007


47 is a very good book, it´s part history of slavery in America and part Sci-fi novel.
The main character is a 14 year old slave on a cotton plantation, he does not have a name and is simply called 47 by his owners and the other slaves alike.
First you experience the horror of the main characters life and then you watch as he becomes aware of the consept of freedom through his friendship with an alien entity calling himself Tall John. This story reads almost like a fable in parts, especially the Sci-fi parts, reminding me of "the little prince" the parts describing life on the plantation are firmly grounded and real almost uncomfortably so, slavery is not something you really want to come face to face with and this book makes you take a close look at it.

1 comment:

phyllis said...

it seems the last couple of books i've read has had something to do with slavery in a very real way. this book sounds like a very interesting concept. and i'm glad that someone else has finnally posted something on here besides me! (phyllis)