Lies and Other Tall Tales by Zora Neale Hurston

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Collected by Zora Neale Hurston, Adapted and Illustrated by Christopher Myers
Stars: **

This book was read for the Zora Neale Hurston Challenge.

Perhaps I just don’t understand the point of this book but I didn’t like it at all. It is very weird. I don’t mind the whole tall tales part (“I once knew a man so big….”) but the text is written like they spoke way back when, with improper English. I understand keeping it that way for historical fiction but reading this book just hurt my head. For example:

“That drives over me. I know a man so big that when he went to whip his boy, the boy runned under his stomach and stayed hid under there six months.”

“That man was so black till he could spit ink.”

There were one or two that didn’t even make sense to me. NOT Recommended

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