Hitting A Straight Lick With A Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston


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Published Date: January 14 2020
Format: eARC (NetGalley)
*Collection of Short Stories
Available: BN | Amazon
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Good thing I didn’t go into Hitting A Straight Lick With A Crooked Stick with high expectations.

These short stories all have some life meaning you’re supposed to figure out by the time you finished them. Some of the stories I enjoyed, others... I didn’t. Some stories, I nodded my head after reading because, yeah I got it. While others, I was like “huh?”.

I think what kills short stories for me is when there is no cohesiveness between them, this rang loud and true with HASLWACS. Also, the author tends to voice her characters in the dialect of the times they’re written in... so some people may find that aspect a bit deterring.

But for the most part, I think that if you have not read any works by Ms. Hurston, HASLWACS may be your entry into her writing style. Do take your time when reading though. This book IMO will determine if maybe a new generation of readers will get into her works.


For the polished reader, this might be one of those books to add to your physical library for collection purposes.


*Thank you to the publisher for the opportunity to read/review.

Ms. Hurston is no longer with us, you can find this book and her other works via her official WEBSITE.

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