Gary Paulsen - Nightjohn

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  • When Conscientious White Guys Write About Slavery: Gary Paulsen's Nightjohn

    May 1, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Paulsen's vivid, economical storytelling
    Cons: Uhhhhhh... hmmmm.

    Summary: I always get a vaguely queasy feeling when reading fiction about American slavery, written by wealthy, well-intentioned white people (though, I suppose, fiction by malevolent, wealthy white people would be worse). It sometimes feels like a second ... read more

  • Nightjohn defying the laws to better people

    Jul 25, 2006 by artemis8 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: well written, appropriate for the intended aged audience
    Cons: relatively short

    Summary: I loved Gary Paulsen's books when I was a child/teenager. I always found his books to be quick reads that covered topics that made you think and educated at the same time (although I probably didn't really think ... read more

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