The Atlas of Reds and Blues

The Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi Laskar was a challenging read for me. Many of the characters are referred to as their role, rather than by name, but then sometimes by name. In addition, I kept having to reread sections and chapters to be sure I understood what was happening. But, because of the short chapters, it was a relatively quick read otherwise. It’s the story of Mother who has moved her family to the suburbs of Atlanta, but it’s a lot like the small Southern town where she grew up. Her anger rears up one morning during a police raid on her home. As she is lying in her driveway thinking about her childhood, she thinks about an alternate reality to her present. I really wanted to like this story, but it wasn’t for me.

One thought on “The Atlas of Reds and Blues

  1. Yeah, I hate it when books are really confusing (especially when they aren’t worth the challenges the present.) I’m also trying to stay away from highly political social issues books because they’re bad for my mental health and I get enough of that from my mom, so I’ll probably skip this one. :/

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