" When I finished reading this book I sat back knowing it had meant something and that I had felt something, but I was not able to quantify it very well. There is much symbolism and thinking required for me to ever verbalize the themes/lessons of this book. And part of me thinks that there are too many themes to try and say: this is what the book means. Rather I feel like different actions and relationships can be analyzed and a message imparted. I have to think - how in the world did Morrison think of all this? Where did it come from, and what does it mean? It was similar to finishing East of Eden, by John Steinbeck. I did like the characters and the journey. There is a language disclaimer. I am not sure how I could justify reading the profanity in this book and not that of the Casual Vacancy, but they seem different to me. "
— Matthew, 1/15/2014