Hanging out with Henderson the Rain King – #21

I had absolutely no idea of what to expect from Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow, but I found a delightful romp through Africa with our over-sized, over-stressed titular protagonist Eugene Henderson. Henderson finds his life particularly uninspiring and decides to travel to Africa in search of spiritual and personal fulfillment. He soon breaks […]

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Bigger’s Story – #20


Native Son by Richard Wright tells the story of Bigger Thomas, a 20-year old impoverished African American youth living with his family on Chicago’s South Side in the 1930s. He wants to do what is best for his family and finds himself a job as a driver for a wealthy white man, Mr. Dalton, and […]

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