Friday, July 8, 2022

Friday Stretch the Brain - Their Eyes Were Watching God

 A classic.  An amazing work of literature.  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - how have I missed reading this all these years?  Better late than never. 

1937 classic

cover blurb - Janie Crawford refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams. As she endured three marriages and a life marked by trials and  tribulations, she evolves into an unforgettable heroine. 

This is a tough tricky read due to the language/slang of the day. The characters are authentic and I had to get my brain wrapped around the lingo. Once you get into the rhythm of Ms. Hurston, this book is really deep as far as emotions and life. 

p. 71 Janie     The spirit of the marriage left the bedroom and took  to living in the parlor. It was there to shake hands whenever company came to visit, but it never went back to the bedroom again. 

p. 108  In the cool of the afternoon the fiend from hell specially sent to lovers arrived at Janie's ear. Doubt. 

Oh Tea Cake - he's a special man. She doubts but he keeps coming back. He's hot. He's in  love. 

The passion in this book is so authentic. The pages sizzle.  I'm very glad I read this book!


  1. Hi Joanne - sounds an intriguing read ... i'll try and look out for it - you give us a good review - cheers - Hilary

    1. It’s a challenge read. Lots of history behind it

      Also sorry I’m not commenting well on your posts. Having trouble with my phone/google/blogspot.

      I will catch up when back in PA. Thanks for still reading me and commenting. Cheers