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The Autobiography of Malcolm X as Told To Alex Haley (Book Review)

August 21, 2020

The Autobiography of Malcolm X as Told to Alex Haley is a great book.  I liked it a lot.  That’s the short version of my book review.

Plus, I finished it.  If I finish reading a book, I consider it a very good book.  In fact, I’ve finished The Autobiography of Malcolm X twice and have read portions of the book several times.  That makes it twice as great as most books that I’ve finished reading.

I don’t finish reading many books anymore.  I usually read a few pages and think, “This isn’t very good” or “I think I’ve read several books like this already.”  Every once in a while I read a few pages and realize I’ve already read the same book before.  At least I still recognize when I’m reading a book I’ve already read before.

With all the crazy stuff going on, it’s good to read a book about a time that was even crazier in a lot of ways. I occasionally need to remind myself that times have always been crazy.  Craziness is nothing new.

Crazy times or not, The Autobiography of Malcolm X is a great book, so here is my spoiler-free (I think) review:

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