Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead · Book review

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One of those books about slavery and the treatment of Black people in America that is really hard to read, but worth reading.

I went into this not knowing that much about American history so I took everything at face value, not realising this was an alternate history / fictional version of America (in hindsight the underground railroad being a literal railroad is a bit too crazy to be true. Whoops!)

I thought it was uncharacteristic of Cora at the end to give up the location of the railroad, she was threatened with a gun but surely being shot by a gun would be a better fate than what was in store for her if she was tried for murder?

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