I am currently reading Roots by Alex Haley and I so wish I had someone to discuss it with! I'm about 2/3 of the way through it (it's about 900 pages). I know it's a mix of fact and fiction, but it must be an accurate portrayal of what slavery was really like. The whole thing is having such a profound effect on me. I caught a few minutes of the movie on TV a few days ago, and what I saw seemed a little campy by today's standards, and it didn't follow the book. Anyhow, has anyone else read the book? Thoughts?