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There are just too many irrelevant characters, pointless digressions and tiresome, unnecessary details.
I cannot remember ever starting a book that I did not finish, but after about 300 pages, I couldn't take the torture of reading more of this book.
All in all, it is well written and gives the reader insights to a population that many are unfamiliar with.
I enjoyed reading New England White, however it was extremely long and at times laborious with unnecessary description. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Iris Stanley
This is the 2nd Stephen Carter novel I've read, and I truly enjoyed it. Unlike Palace Council, the story here gets right into the action and doesn't drag along too often. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Crystal Fisher
Good story telling, just could not close the story in a believable manner, Read it but don't read to the end, it will disapointPublished 14 months ago by James Adolph OLiver
Many prior reviews found this work too long, with too many characters. This was my first reaction since I was expecting a murder mystery. Read morePublished 16 months ago by M. H. W.
Having read the third book first and then the first, I found this one not nearly as concise and strongly written. Read morePublished 17 months ago by P. Block
My first encounter with Stehpehen Carter's fiction was in 2003 as a teenager.
It took me a week and a half but I thumbed my way through "The Emperor of Ocean Park," a superb... Read more
I took a chance on Stephen Carter when I found a buy two get one free in a chain bookstore. While his first book was filled with excessive cultural explanations that slowed the... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Tom G
An excellent read focusing on the Carlyles, a wealthy African American family and the puzzling murder of an economics professor who left something that everyone wants. Read morePublished on July 20, 2012 by Vivienne Diane Neal
I am white. My middle child is black. So I have a sort of fascination with black culture, wondering where my child will end up fitting in. Read morePublished on July 15, 2012 by Paul A. Mastin