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Liar's Game (Hors Catalogue)
Liar's Game (Hors Catalogue)
von Eric Jerome Dickey
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen Can't No One Work The Metaphors Like Dickey!, 28. Juli 2000
I thoroughly enjoyed Liars Game. Dickey has done it again with a well-written storyline; witty, sassy and humorous dialogue; vivid characters and multi-plot twist and turns. Liar's Game is set in the familiar setting of Los Angeles and Dickey's graphic descriptions do justice to the City of Angels...I felt like I was right there partying, working and walking the streets of LA with the characters. Liar's Game revolves around Dana and Vince two lonely hearts looking for Mr. and Ms. Right in of all places a nightclub. We're quickly submersed in their relationship as they proceed feet first into a quick move-in/living arrangement and engagement...and as time moves forward the relationship plunges into DRAMA, DRAMA, and more DRAMA with both parties being at fault. Past lies, sexual partners, videotapes and secrets in the closets are busting at the seams and busting loose. Of course, the storyline would not be complete without twisting sub-plots involving the usual suspects of best girlfriend and best male friend along with ex spouse and ex significant others. All of who add flavor and spice to the storyline. I was as engrossed in the secondary characters as I was the main characters. The characters were all so real; I knew these people. As such my emotions ran the gamut as I experienced betrayal, heartbreak, revenge, seduction, redemption and oh-so-sweet real love via the Liar's Game. Liar's Game is a fast-paced and easy to read novel filled with much substance and insight, and brimming with intense, honest emotions. Yes this was an excellent read for me and now that I've gotten my Dickey fix for 2000 I can sit back and anxiously await what's in store for 2001.


Written in Red Ink
Written in Red Ink
von Kieja Shapodee
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen I Need A Red Pen!, 27. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Written in Red Ink (Taschenbuch)
I couldn't put this book down; it was a page-turner from Chapter One. Written In Red Ink by Kieja Shapodee is an intense, dramatic story filled with twists, in-depth characters, and perilous situations. Kieja uses vivid and shocking dialogue, poignant details and an emotional storyline to pull you into the world of Emily Bennett. Told from the main character, Emily's perspective, Written In Red Ink is about Emily's life. It's about her relationship with her elderly mother (Lenora) who hates Emily but Emily doesn't understand why; Emily's relationship with her husband Richard who loves her as much today as he did the day he married her-however will secrets from Emily's past destroy what they've built; Emily's relationship with her daughters...especially the oldest Daughter Lisa who's rebellious and battling her own demons; Emily's relationship with her sister friend Annette who picks wrong man after wrong man but desperately wants a loving husband and family; Emily's relationship with her therapist who's help she needs to unravel and discover the truth of her past.
Shapodee's descriptions, dialogue, and characters were so vivid and graphic that I felt like I was living with Emily Bennett and her family. My emotions ran rampant and I felt Emily deeply; I felt her pain, her joy, her sorrow, her anger, and her hatred. From Chapter One Lenora's venom was spewed all over you! You were so angered by her actions that you immediately wanted to side with Emily in your dislike for this unmotherly individual. You knew that you had to continue to read and to read fast to understand the root behind the hatred. Written in Red Ink is engrossing, engaging, suspenseful, and intriguing. The riveting drama will have you prematurely anticipating the next page and anxiously awaiting for the sequel...as we hope that we will be hearing from the Bennett family again. I highly recommend this book.


Redemption Song: A Novel
Redemption Song: A Novel
von Bertice Berry
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 18,48

5.0 von 5 Sternen Wow! What a Riveting and Poignant Tale!, 26. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Redemption Song: A Novel (Gebundene Ausgabe)
When I finished Redemption Song I felt satisfied, I felt enriched, I felt breathless! Redemption Song is a historical novel written with a romantic flair. Is it Fate or Coincidental that two people would meet at Miss Cozy's bookstore looking for the same book-Children of Grace. Children of Grace is a love story that encompasses generations and decades that was written by a slavewoman named Iona. As Fina and Ross journey together through Children of Grace with the help of Miss Cozy they discover how their lives are intertwined by coincidence and the union of Iona and Joe. Redemption Song is redemptive in that while discovering and reading the story, Fina and Ross gain an understanding about how to better love each other, their race and especially African American children. For a chance of pace, read Redemption Song a story about the unconditional power of love. It's a small book with a powerful message and one that will leave you with an important history lesson as well as knowing that you are truly loved.


Not a Day Goes By: A Novel
Not a Day Goes By: A Novel
von E. Lynn Harris
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 18,46

5.0 von 5 Sternen MOFOS ARE BACK!, 24. Juli 2000
Not A Day Goes By Is A Must Read!
I've been a fan of E.Lynn Harris' since the debut novel of Invisible Life and have read every book in the series. E. Lynn remains a consistently good writer! Not A Day Goes By is another page turner and as such I read the book in one sitting. The story is well-crafted with a good storyline; realistic and dimensional characters; vivid imagery and shocking plot twist and turns. Basil and Yancey are back to put on the wedding of the century. But just before the big day secrets and deception rear their ugly heads. Harris begins Chapter One with Basil comtemplating the upcoming wedding day and whether or not he's making the right decision. From there you're hooked and must read the rest of the book to find out why. Not A Day Goes By has the Classic Recipe for a delicious book: love, sex, romance, deception, raw ambition and intrigue. Add to it a pinch of lust, trust, betrayal, revenge, and a sprinkle of the sport's and entertainment industry. Mix it all together and you have all of the necessary ingredients. Not A Day Goes By is prepared with all of the plot twists, memorable characters and shocking surprises that keep one coming back to an E. Lynn book.


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Signet Classics)
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Signet Classics)
von Harriet Jacobs
  Taschenbuch

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5.0 von 5 Sternen This Story Must Be Told Often!, 19. Juli 2000
Incidents in the Life Of A Slave Girl is a harrowing, personal experience of a AA female born and raised during the tumultuous, infamous and tragic era of slavery in America's history. Harriett Jacobs, aka Linda Brent, tells in her own voice-one that is explicit and easy to understand-the story of a young woman born into the brutal, horrendous slavery era who later escapes to freedom in the North. Incidents is emotional and the feelings are raw as you experience the tale of a slave who desired freedom so badly that she hid for SEVEN YEARS in a narrow, cramped quarter without much freedom of movement. The story is riveting and moving and shows what an individual is able to accomplish in spite of sex, race and slavery. Incidents is a story of bravery in light of insurmountable circumstances and ones belief that they can succeed in spite of unmeasurable difficulties.
Incidents is an excellent reading selection for a bookgroup and a book that I highly recommend to everyone. Remember the story and share the story so that history doesn't repeat itself.


Addicted
Addicted
von Zane
  Taschenbuch

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4.0 von 5 Sternen Wickedly Seductive!, 19. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Addicted (Taschenbuch)
Turn up the air-conditioner, pour yourself a nice cold drink, and grab a towel because Zane is getting ready to take you on a sexual escapade with Addicted.
Unbeknownst to Zoe the protagonist of the story (and me for that matter), Zoe's sexual behavior was probably shaped long before she moved to her new neighborhood when she was in the fifth grade. The neighborhood where she met Jason, the boy who would become her first sweetheart, the boy who she would lose her virginity to and become pregnant by, the man who would later become her husband and yet through it all would not be able to satisfy her sexual cravings, sexual indulgence, sexual desires, sexual needs. As such, Zoe would seek sexual satisfaction outside of the marriage and would engage in a number of extramarital encounters ...some of the strange kind. As Zoe's addiction becomes overbearing, all-consuming and life-threatening she seeks professional counseling. It is via professional counseling that the secrets of the past come rushing forward...secrets that Zoe was unaware existed in the corners of her brain, secrets that help shape Jason's actions as well as secrets that Zoe's mom felt were better left in the past. As the secrets unveil, Zoe is able to find herself...however...will life now be perfect or will someone from her past be out to get her...?
Addicted is a wickedly sensual, page turning, quick read story that will keep you up until the wee hours finishing the book. Addicted is lurid, bold, neurotic and totally engaging. Addicted is erotica with a storyline, substance and depth. It's also suspenseful and intriguing with plot twists and turns that take you to the edge and over if you're not careful. Just when you think its all figured out Zane takes you in another direction.
Addicted is the first book that I've read by Zane but I'm quite sure it will not be the last.


Until...
Until...
von Timmothy B. Mccann
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 14,08

5.0 von 5 Sternen EMOTIONAL AND PASSIONATE!, 19. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Until... (Taschenbuch)
I was impressed by this debut novel from Timmothy McCann. I especially liked his ability to speak from a female's point of view and to add a different storyline spin via inclusion of on-line romance.
Until is a love story with enough twists and turn to keep you reading in the wee hours of the morning. Relationships and friendship are addressed via the multidimensional characters as well underlying themes/Contemporary issues including single women over 30, middle class African Americans, corporate racism and true love.
Until is a quick, easy read about Betty, Drew, Jackie and Evander. Meet Betty a successful, young, attractive, over 30 and single, AA female in a prestigious, albeit predominantly white, Southern law firm. Meet Evander, Betty's love interest, her knight in shining armor who appears perfect in every way until Betty discovers his past, his secrets and Drew. Meet Drew an industrious entrepreneur; hardworking, honest, sensitive, sensual individual who keeps busy from sunrise to sunset to get over his deceased love, Felicia, UNTIL he meets Betty. Meet Jacqui who is the epitome sista friend-that strong Black Sister-that sista who on the surface is very opinionated, strong willed, strong minded, yet underneath that hard shell is a sensitive, caring individual who's also looking for the man of her dreams but who remains their for you UNTIL the end no matter what. Sounds predictable UNTIL you read the book and find out that there's much more between the pages. Drama that you wouldn't even know existed...especially where Evander is concerned and have you going "the nerve of that character; no he didn't go there"! Touching and poignant moments including Felicia's last words to Drew. The feelings associated with this situation were so real that it brought sadness and anger to the surface.
Until is a romantic, touching, entertaining, intriguing, sensual novel with a hint of suspense. The writing style is clear and expressive; the storyline is engaging and refreshing. UNTIL is Easy To Read and fast paced. I couldn't put the book down UNTIL...I finished.


The Jones Men (Old School Books)
The Jones Men (Old School Books)
von Vern E. Smith
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 18,74

4.0 von 5 Sternen The Emerging Drug Trade!, 19. Juli 2000
I felt like I was there living the experience...MackDaddy at His Best!
The Jones Men was a Chapter One BookClub Selection. As such, it's not a book that I would have selected on my own. However,The Jones Men is a short, quick, easy to read story and also a well-written novel which chronicles the lives and times of drug dealers in a major city during the '70s. The story's primary protagonist/antagonist...depending on which side of the law you're on...Lennie Jack, is a young, up&coming heroin dealer who's primary goal at the moment is to knock off the number-one drug kingpin-Willis McDaniel. Mr. Smith takes us on a roller-coaster ride through the dens of addicts, dealers and corrupt cops as Lennie Jack and Willis McDaniel come face to face.
The Jones Men was written in the '70s so it seems a little outdated, however, that aside,the novel is exciting, filled with drama, action, mystery and suspense and will keep you quite entertained until the last page.


Blues Dancing: A Novel
Blues Dancing: A Novel
von Diane McKinney-Whetstone
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen My Favorite Book of 2000!, 12. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Blues Dancing: A Novel (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Set in Philadelphia ...Blues Dancing (BD) unfolds and is told. BD is the story of Verdi and Johnson, Verdi and Rowe, Verdi and extended family poetically and lyrically told in a breathtaking manner! I finished this book in a day and was saturated with so many feelings that it was over two weeks before I was able to pick up another book. In fact, Blues Dancing is by far the best book that I've read this year and the only book that I've read twice in a VERY LONG TIME.
Blue's Dancing is vividly and lyrically written and is an unforgettable story about love, betrayal and faith. For the last twenty years, Verdi has composed a quite life with her former professor, Rowe. He takes care of her and makes her feel good albeit over time the relationship becomes increasingly stifling and controlling at times. All appears fine until Johnson returns to town. Johnson, the boy from the streets of Philadelphia who captured Verdi's heart when the two of them were in college. Johnson the boy who taught Verdi to love heroin and then wanted out of the relationship when the heroin consumed Verdi. With Johnson's reappearance, the ground beneath Verdi begins to shift, and Verdi must discover the only person who can save her-herself.
I like Ms. Whetstone's ability to tell an engrossing and provocative story. Even thought the story spanned the 70's and 90's and switched back and forth one barely noticed because of Ms. Whetstone's excellent writing skills and writing style. The characters were well developed and had depth including the youngest cast member Sage. You cheered for Posie and one wanted the best for her; Rowe was the character that everyone loved to hate.
Blues Dancing touches all of ones senses as it is alive with scent, sound, sight, taste and touch. Whetstone wraps us in emotions so acute that we can almost taste Johnson's sadness, smell Verdi's innocence, and touch Rowe's manipulation. Whetstone's descriptions are rich with imagery so vivid that one can readily visualize the scenery and the characters lives as they stand on the brink of crumbling. Once you've read Blues Dancing you'll change your mind about some of the current genre out there by AA authors and say wow...CAN WE HAVE MORE WRITING LIKE THIS...no broken English, mature and educated AAs, characters with depth, substantial storyline, plots that build and get better, excellent writing skills, and the list goes on but read it for yourself and form your own opinions. Of course, I would be remiss if I didn't say that this book is for serious readers only...if you're looking for something light and mindless...this might not be the book for you.
If you're still interested, please read this poignant and memorable novel from Ms. Whetstone.


Passing
Passing
von Patricia Jones
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen What an Intriguing and Page Turning Novel!, 12. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Passing (Taschenbuch)
Passing by Patricia Jones is filled with multi-dimensional characters and rich with atmosphere. Passing is a story of tangled family relationships; the secrets, misunderstandings, and deceptions that hold them together and the truth that might finally set them free.
Eulelie Giles is an extreme matriarch that has ruled the lives of her four stepchildren with an iron fist most of their lives. So much so that the three daughters-Lila, Linda and Lucretia-while over 21 all still live at home. The oldest, a male, Gil..who's a prominent lawyer, turning thirty, and in love, decides its time to marry. Unfortunately the young lady he decides to marry-Sandra Hightower is not one of them. She can't pass for anything other than a blue collar girl and Eulelie doesn't want to have anything to do with Sandra in the make believe blue blood life that she has created. Eulelie creates havoc along the way, and it's exciting to see how the story unfolds as the wedding day approaches. Eulelie doesn't realize that Sandra has backbone and her mother Camilla Hightower has a few secrets of her own...oh look out Ms. Eulelie!
Jones writes an incredible story about the divisiveness of class within the AA community and along the way she gives us plot twisters and turns which take us into directions we don't see coming. Passing is an entertaining and page turning read that adds diversity and a chance of pace among today's AA genre.


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