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Who was your favorite character and why?
The author spent the most time on George Ashby, so I gleaned the most information about the history of the island through his lifetime.
Would you be willing to try another one of Lisa Reneé Pitts’s performances?
No! I found the narrator to be annoying and amateurish. Mispronunciations of words including nascent, miscegenation and (gasp!) cavalry interrupted the experience for me. The book was well-written, but the narrator did a bit of a hack job with her vocal representation of it. If I see an audio book with her name on it, I’ll make a point of not purchasing it.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Yes. The author created a virtual Barbados that I felt very comfortable in. I would enjoy seeing the history of the island brought to life and since reading the book, I'm interesting in visiting the island.
Any additional comments?
If you enjoyed Roots by Alex Haley, you'll enjoy Sugar in the Blood.
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For me, this was a fascinating look at subjects—American slavery, the Haitian revolution, colonization, etc.—from a new angle. The author does a good job of balancing the fundamental conundrum, that some of her ancestors owned other ancestors.