The Source of Power
Daniel Dennett

Americanah

AmericanahAmericanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

This novel did do two things I found interesting: 1) Provide some interesting social commentary on the United States from the perspective of a black African immigrant and 2) Give some perspective on contemporary life in urban Nigeria. However, I did not think it was a good book, in either sense of that term.

I believe most good books--the classics that persist through time--are those which have moral depth and wrestle in some meaningful way with the profound issues of life. I thought this book skated across the surface. Sebastian owns children's book with greater moral depth.

Second, I didn't think it a very good story or characters. The characters were often shallow and at times almost cartoonish in their one dimensionality, and I believed the turns of the plot were often quite predictable and maintained very little narrative interest.

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