A story about this — 8 years ago
Well, it is a book filled with conceits. There are powerful ideas here, and a lone paragraph or two of powerful prose, but mostly it is a book amused with how hard it is trying to impress you.
And here is my truth: I’d rather a writer get lost in the story than try to elicit a certain measured response from me, the reader. Writer, say what you have to say and I, the reader, will take from it what I will. You (Ms. Morrison) trying to control the process, predetermine my response (which is basically what she says in the [wordy, bloated, pompous] afterward) — well, just write a better story.