The help has 1679590 ratings and 79132 reviews meredith said: i have this terrible, dreary feeling in my diaphragm area this morning, and i'm not pos. “the help,” based on kathryn stockett's best-selling 2009 novel, is, in some ways , crude and obvious, but it opens up a broad new swath of experience on the screen, and parts of it are so moving and well acted that any objections to what's second-rate seem to matter less as the movie goes on this is the. 5/5 stars this book was amazing i freakin' loved it. There are profoundly moving moments in the book and the movie there are some surprising passages kathryn stockett's humor is a riot i was reminded of some of the funniest lines in steel magnolias, but i think that the humor is much more deftly handled in this book i wish that i had written the help i'm glad that i read it. The help, kathryn stockett's debut novel, tells the story of black maids working in white southern homes in the early 1960s in jackson, mississippi, and of miss.
Life in the 1960s, in jackson, mississippi was difficult for most people being a black maid, raising children not your own, was made even more difficult by the times in the help, by kathryn stockett, we follow the coming of age of a young white woman, one raised and well-loved by her own family's black. This wildly popular first novel by kathryn stockett has everyone talking: have you read the book have you check out this movie review for parents to learn more about the help movie author kathryn stockett kathryn stockett is a native of jackson, mississippi and grew up having a black maid her first. Find product information, ratings and reviews for the help (reprint) (paperback) by kathryn stockett online on targetcom. Toby clements is impressed by a debut novel set in the segregated deep south of the sixties, reviewing the help by kathryn stockett.
There's been a lot of hype about this book, and with good reason the help was published in 2009 by kathryn stocket, and the film version was released in 2011 kate caroline reviews the help topped the new york time bestseller list for over 100 weeks and has won various awards, including the indies choice book. In the help, a page-turner that brings new resonance to the moral issues involved,author kathryn stockett spins a story of social awakening as seen from both sides of the american racial divide.
It seems fitting to follow up my review of the slap with a review of the help, another literary global success i've not seen the film (i'll always be a read-the- book-first kinda girl) and i was dubious about how well i'd get on with the book seeing as i don't usually go straight to the top of the new york times. “there's also been some complaint that stockett works with a lot of stereotypes in her black characters this may be true, but the white characters don't come off looking any better or less stereotypical” http://wwwitwasuphillbothwayscom/ 2010/09/review-help-by-kathryn-stocketthtml and yet again i have to interject.
[this review from the monitor's archives originally ran on march 4, 2009] kathryn stockett's debut novel, the help, is about crossing lines – racial, societal, emotional – in jackson, miss, in 1962 it crosses your brain barrier, too, with its compulsively absorbing symphony of voices one of her three narrators. The relationships between white middle-class women and their black maids in jackson, miss, circa 1962, reflect larger issues of racial upheaval in mississippi- native stockett's ambitious first novel.