About the Book
Suffice it to say, during the whole long day I came not to the conclusion, even once, that the southern slave, fed, clothed, whipped and protected by his master, is happier than the free colored citizen of the North. To that conclusion I have never since arrived.
Once I started it, I couldn't put it down. I needed him to either escape or be given his freedom again. It was pretty intense of a read. There were many times where I just couldn't fathom how people could be so cruel. I mean, slavery was bad enough - but to grab a free person and trick him into be sold into slavery... it was awful. But it helped give me a better perspective of how the modern day slave trade works. Because of course mankind still has awful people who trick fellow humans into slavery.
I cried at the end. A lot.
I am going to have to watch the movie and see how it is.