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Requiem for a Wren dL kind of reeling from it ion t have a strong epic fantasy background and going into this Red Notice despite all the maps of imaginary realms and the large cast of characters listed in the front matter i felt reasonably confident figuring how epic fantasy can this really be coming from a man who has never written epic fantasy before it ll just be james trying on an epic fantasy coat to see what it s like yeah but no it s the realeal i Les pingouins nont jamais froid don t know where this beast was nestling in the folds of his historicalcrime fictiony brain but apparently there is nothing he can to Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone don t get me wrong there are times i was confused as hell because he ll mention something he hasn t yet explained so you think waitid i miss something Code pnal 2020 annot. dition limite - 117e d. don t worry youidn t it s coming but it can be a lot to absorb there are a ton of characters most of them are unreliable narrators many of them have special abilities or limitations and all of them will shift relationship statuses throughout the course of the book from friends to allies to foes to lovers or a combination plate of those aforementioned things there are magical The Peoples Songs doors that my brainoesn t understand stories will be told than once the City of Big Shoulders devil is always in theetails and there are a lot of Blind Devotion (The Shifter Chronicles details there is also a buffalo and an anansispiderman who jizzes webbing but nearly all your uestions will eventually be answeredgreg asked me at several pointsuring my reading of this how it was and every time to his immense frustration i would say it s really good because unless you are michiko kakutani this is a hard book to talk about without sounding like you re recounting a fever My Name is Bob dream her review is hereand even though she fails to mention the jizzwebbing it s still a much better review than whatever it is i moing here trigger warnings all of them and many that never existed before this book in conclusion a tremendous achievement i hope he s not gonna george r r martin this trilogy because i m already ready to give him another week of my life reading challenge be amned play me out marlonDay seven I saw that I was still a boy There were men stronger and women too There were men wiser and women too There were men uicker and women too There was always someone or some two or some three who will grab me like a stick and break me grab me like wet cloth and wring everything out of me And that was just the way of the world That was the way of everybody s world I who thought he had his hatchets and his cunning will one ay be grabbed and tossed and thrown in with shit and beaten and Billy Bragg destroyed I am the one who will need saving and it s not that someone will come and save me or that nobody will but that I will need saving and walking forth in the world in the shape and step of a man meant nothing i found it very helpful to read the character listdescription at the front before starting each section i take sueamishelight in my own triggers and this book has both eye trauma AND birds so for Polly Prices Totally Secret Diary days21119 nobody loves no one review to come2519signed copy BOOMtoday we read2418 so when penicillin came round and everyone was all stunned and grateful and ohhhhhh weidn t realize how badly we needed this that s me right now wanting this with a fiercenesscome to my blog This book is a lot a labyrinth within a maze an enigma within a conundrum Beautifully intense prose that oesn t allow for lazy reading Immense physicality a very embodied narrative The length is a lot I on t mind a long book but if you re expecting this to be a traditional fantasy novel you re going to get smacked in the face The plot is meandering and elusive There are a hundred characters and settings Epic is truly the word for this book in terms of scope narrative ambition execution Also it is nothing like Game of Thrones They should stop saying that shit immediately NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NO

YOU NOPE to this isnt for me is an understatement but to claim this is a book for the masses is just a straight up lie this has been pitched as one of the most buzz worthy books of 2019 and i had really high hopes for this but it takes a very particular kind of person to enjoy this story and that person is The Majors Daughter definitely not me i have a lot of thoughts about this so bear with me honestly this is the most pretentious book i have ever read its so far beyond high brow its in an obnoxious league all on its own james employs every literaryevice possible to transform his words into riddles half truths and vague mysteries as a reader i Miss Shumway Waves a Wand dont mind having to sometimes work for a story some of the best stories take patience toissect The Touch deeper meanings but what is really happening here is marlon james hiding behind his fancy words and complicated sentences toistract the reader from the lack of substance and On His Majestys Service development the rhetoric in this story isense convoluted and bogged own with false promises of SOMETHING WORTH READING THE PROSE IS worth reading the prose is and meandering ragging the reader around and around in circles without an end in sight its honestly a The Essential Good Food Guide disorganised and conceited mess also the amount of lewdness in the book is obscene im not easilyeterred by things sexual in nature but this is too extreme for me a big neon flashing trigger warning is necessary for the following rape gang rape pedophilia bestiality incest mutilation of bodies graphic murder physical and emotional abuse repetitious orgies torture misogyny etc and none of it has any relevance to the plot or progression of the storyline i understand that mythology Textbook of Wisdom doesnt shy away from such brutality but there is aifference between being aware and just being In Defence of Dogs down right offensive and this book is the latter such a lack of humanity ensures there is nothing redeemable or relatable about this book had this been a simple story about a tracker and a shapeshifter in search of a missing boyeeply rooted in african mythology a simple story about a tracker and a shapeshifter in search of a missing boy eeply rooted in african mythology cultural folklore fantasy i would have loved this to bits the concept is phenomenally creative but this book is nothing that it claims to be so if you want to read a book that eceivingly promises a story lush with cultural richness and imaginative fantasy but is polluted with haughty notions of grandeur and overwhelmingly unnecessary vulgarity then look no further because this is the book for you okay rant over 15 stars. Thology and his own rich imagination Marlon James has written an adventure that's also an ambitious involving read Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters Black Leopard Red Wolf explores the fundamentals of truths the limits of power the excesses of ambition and our need to understand them Black Leopard Red WolfI read and reviewed this book for Lambda Literary where my full review can be found my thoughts also can be found I felt oddly removed from this book at the beginning and by the end I was crying every other page So there s that In the middle of the book I wanted to close it forever and HIT THE ROAD WITH MY JACK I meant Jack Daniels bottle DON T WANT TO READ THIS NO MORE NO MORE NO MOREOr they tried to make me go rehab or read this book And I said no no no for both of themSo I left my two stars take my cannoli and take the longest swag from my Chardonnay to recoverI m not sure I m reading the same book with the lovers and fans Maybe after writing so much teasing reviews the publishers start to pull pranks on me and I always read the worst versions of the novels But this is not an ARC COPY So my conspiracy theory about being the publishers not so favorite reader fails at this time The author might be too efficient to play with the words to create a rhythmical symphony but instead of reading proper concrete and simple The City in Mind dialogues I got lost in riddles and riddles like somebody wants to tease with his obnoxious words and show off manners I m fine to read GOT s bloodier and twisty edgy African version with mythological folkloric and lyrical elements I m also fine with the riddles if they are not used in every freakingialogues Like my father is not my father but he is my father SO THIS PERSON IS SUFFERING FROM IDENTITY CRISIS OR HIS MOTHER KEPT LYING HIM IN HIS ALL LIFE SHAME Okay I got it the author is brilliant and smart so I wasn t imagine enough to Revenge (The Red Ledger decipher his words But in my opinion those riddles were the way of his secret communication with the aliens in the space to come back with their space ship to take him back I think everything makes sense right nowSo what we have in our terrifyingly stomach lurching menuA pinch of homophobia two pinches incest pedophilia teleiophillia too many cups of cannibalism rape orgies body mutilation and too muchisgusting No One Wants You description of sex parts of the bodiesI love goryark bloody twisty readings but there must be a thin line between creating something artsy stunning capturing and creating something nauseous trashy The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity disturbingSo writing and structure TOO EXHAUSTING COMPLEX for me I had an urge to take an I test to check my availability to read this book Maybe the author was TOOOO SMART so I couldn t connect with his way of telling the story Or he was so show off pretentious which pissed me off and made me throw the book against the wall several times till I cooledownI am a simple reader who expected to read a good heart wrenching emotional sensational story about a missing boy with its mash up of African mythology s mystical rich original folkloric and cultural elements But instead of I got something gory graphic pure violent vulgar so called fantasy book which is announced as one of the most anticipated fantasy books of the year Sorry but this is not the fantasy I expect this is my nightmare I have to wake up from urgentlyFeel free to curse me or judge me as an oxymoron but this book failed me and I Penguins Poems for Life didn t like the way it made me feel I DON T LIKE IT PERIOD By now one can easily identify certain features thatefine the Jamesian style cinematic violence shameless sexuality perverse sharp humor certain features that efine the Jamesian style cinematic violence shameless sexuality perverse sharp humor wit flawlessly rendered settings and virtuosic rhythmic language There is also the strong presence of the fantastic ghosts and spirits obeah women and emons who haunt the pages of his visceral storiesBlack Leopard Red Wolf Finds Marlon James At The Peak Of His Powers Unafraid Marlon James at the peak of his powers unafraid shed the cloak of realism that won him the Man Booker prize in favor of a full blown epic fantasy saga And at a time when genre snobbery is at an all time high In the hands of this master novelist the genre s conventions are blown apart and reassembled as something bold and subversive aware of its capaciousness but incredibly nuanced and carefully built It is a novel that resists categorization and escription set as it is in an impeccably and exhaustively researched world of folklore and myth rawn from regions of Central and West Africa and exploratory of contemporary themes of gender euality and political corruption ueer identity and the exploration of love and glorious sex between black men The Characters In This characters in this are sublimely realized So much care went into their conception and I was stunned by the Divine Beauty depth and range of emotion MJ was able to coax from his sundry band of flawed creatures Defying the Western belief in oneefinitive version of a story BLRW is structured as an oral epic in which stories lead to stories which lead to yet ultimately providing the reader with a conundrum of reliability who tells the truth and whose story is being told Marlon James chooses to leave that entirely up to the reader There are many elusive layers of Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone detail to sift through from the very beginning a test of endurance almost askingo you really want to hear this story But once past its shadowy prologue the story proceeds in a frenetic rush of action that totally engages the senses creating an insanely compulsively addictive reading experience Read this for the beautiful Down to the Sea in Ships depiction of ueer love that is the true heart of the novel a total subversion of masculine isms and male sexuality in literature Or read it for theejected women who rail against a corrupt patriarchy giving voice to the trauma and abuse suffered at the hands of thoughtless men Read it for the thrill of the uest the adventure replete with monsters and Wife by Wednesday (The Weekday Brides, demons cities in the sky and markets where witches trade in baby parts among countless otherarkly fantastic elements The immensity of adventure in this novel lends itself to an immensity of purpose which takes familiar novelistic themes and fantasy genre tropes and radically molds them into a form both new and hypnotic in its scope and imaginative fearlessness I surrenderI can handle many things as a readerThe highly stylized Dog Years dense prose when youon t really understand what s going on but just have to immerse yourself in a narrative until it starts making sense All the raping and gore and general fixation on penis as THE center of everyone s worldMessiness of time linesJames uses every tool in his toolbox of pretentious literary Chain of Fire devices. In the first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy myth fantasy and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter He has a nose people say Engaged to trackown a mysterious boy who isappeared three ,
If he wants to edicate half a page to explaining that Leopard smells like ass ok fine go for it highart I can The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur deal with these things and I am willing to work hard while readingBut this story nee It seems rather simplistic to say the book isn t enjoyable especially since Ioubt that s what the author was aiming for in the first place but it s certainly no easy fare either way While it s sold as a fantasy novel it s styled in the vein of the classical poetic tradition an inventive and challenging blend of imagination myth and history Of course the African foundation brings with it Maharaj different types of stories and forms than those which underly the GreekRoman mythic tradition but the same fundamental uestioning is at its heart Like Ovid s Metamorphoses it s an interconnected compilation of stories featuring representations of violence and transformation throughout Here the overarching narrative is the tracking of a lost child but this is a book of movement and journey change andiscovery There s so much to it than this one tale instead it s a meandering exploration of an unknowable world And yet it s precisely this which is its Kuduz downfall The pacing is uneven and the whole experience one of crazyisorganisation It reads like a reamscape full of portent and stark brutality The writing is often staccato list like with small well crafted sentences that are a perfect foil for Marlon James ability showcasing his striking imagery and unusual connections Yes it s beautiful at times but for me at least emotionless There s so much power in the escription so much said with so little my father was looking to win not to play How much history and painful knowledge is in those few words How much The Stanforth Secrets (Lovers and Ladies, does it say about the relationship between father and son And yet because the structure reads like this happened and this happened and this happened I could see these moments and what they re supposed to mean but I couldn t feel them Interactions are like theatrical exchanges statements than conversation everything performative and apparently profound Characters have limited realism some act as symbols some merely a means of upping the violence levels still further When read all at once it s an endless and eventually numbing litany of misery and horror that loses any meaningWhat s evenistancing is the sordid humanity The myth I read and I mean real myth not the sanitised Disney versions the it feels like an endlessly repetitive orgy of rape and violence both human and The Taste of Ashes divine And this is no exception The misogynistic narrator is obsessively sexual and the book is filled with references to andescriptions of abuse rape gang rape borderline bestiality and other sexual weirdness that seems to have no real relevance Right in the opening pages Tracker taunts his jailor for wanting to have sex with a child I on t usually o trigger warnings but this book should have big flashing neon signs Actually I on t really know how much of this stuff was in the book as a whole was but it felt like too much Altogether tiresome and unnecessary It takes a lot to make me flinch but the amount of times I wondered why the hell I was continuing to read this book was way freuent than I usually put up with And why Because it s Marlon James Because he s this cool as shit writer and I m the one missing something Maybe I am but I can t bring myself to care that muchWould I recommend it No Not as a novel to sit The Highwayman (Victorian Rebels, down and lose yourself in As an exploration of folklore and myth sure As an example of a particular style of writingefinitely All I China: la edad de la ambicin (Ensayo poltico) d say is before you pick up this book know what you re getting into ARC via publisher book is an epic fantasyme hm okbook is set in a fantasy version of Africa and iseeply rooted in African mythology complete with vampires witches necromancers shape shifters and ouble crossing ex *boyfriends while on a mercenary jobme oh shit ohgh fuck oooh goodreads *while on a mercenary jobme oh shit ohgh fuck oooh goodreads awards semifinalist for BEST FANTASY 2019 what will happenas you can see i am very far behind in my reading challenge and this book is largely to blame i have been looking forward to this book for a whole year and i planned on spending the Wife Swap day of its release reading all 620 pages cover to cover with occasional breaks for restorative snacks that was the planinsert laughter of gods instead this took me nearly a week to get through it s certainly possible for a human to read it in one very intenseay but it would not have been enjoyable to me this is a intense Pies day but it would not have been enjoyable to me this is a that needs to steep and settle you need to live in its world for than oneay it is my favorite kind of book brutal situations written beautifullyit s as violent as The Book of Night Women as sprawling and circuitous as A Brief History of Seven Killings and someday i will read my copy of John Crow s Devil so i can provide a third simile here it is a Gorbals Diehards dense book and i can see it losing some readers along the way marlon james is a phenomenal writer but he has no interest in holding your readerly hand keep up oron t it s all the same to him his books aren t From the Dust difficult to understand the challenge here isn t tied to his language or concepts both of which are very approachable but in your having the patience to see the big picture he s tossed you somewhere in the middle of You have come for a story and I am moved to talk so the gods have smiled on both of usand the imprisoned tracker will talk telling all the stories that brought him to this place and all the stories he heard along the way so many stories so many characters so manyigressions tucked within Finale (Caraval, digressions all hiding tricky sticky things whose import you won t understand until much laterbut what of the child whoseeath tracker gleefully reports on the very first page the little boy who isappeared and whose safe return was so essential to the future of the kingdom that tracker and a ragtag band of mercenaries shapeshifters witches etc were hired to locate him and bring him back what about himas Tracker Will Accuse Another Character will accuse another character now your story has meat where you will not talk bone where you o james will make you work for his meat but even his bones will satisfy you and so will his filthy ouble entendres and euphemisms if you re into that sort of thing i sure am there s a lot here i m stil. Ears earlier Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy The band is a hodgepodge full of unusual characters with secrets of their own including a shape shifting man animal known as LeopardDrawing from African history and my. ,

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