An excellent novel written by Zora Neale Hurston in 1937. The book details the life of Janie Crawford , a Southern black woman, and her search to find her voice and her one true love. This novel was popularized partly by it's inclusion as required reading within some high school English classes, Oprah Winfrey’s book club, and the fact that it is very original and enthralling, giving the reader a new sense of what the world was like in the 1930’s through the eyes of a strong-willed black woman.
Student #1: Is Mrs. Essigmann making your class read 'Their Eyes Were Watching God', too?
Student #2: Shut the fuck up.
A book containing many very annoying black southern colloquialisms, with a horrible storyline about a black woman's oppressed life. Of course, she has to throw in a bunch of sexual innuendos involving pear trees, flowers, and bumblebees. If you like reading about a little town called Eatonville where only blacks live, and people from miles around gather to see the new lamppost installed, you'd love this book. If you 're anything like a cognitive human being that requires some kind of respectable theme or decent storyline to enjoy something, stay far away from this book.
Our AP English class got assigned to read Their Eyes Were Watching God, regardless of the fact that everything else we've read contains 200% more thought-provoking content than this garbage.
Possibly one of the worst books ever written. Commonly applied as literative torture to High School freshmen.
"Why the hell are we reading this damn book?"