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Behind Closed Doors Paperback – September 21, 2004
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About the Author
Kimberla Lawson Robyis the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of the Reverend Curtis Black series as well as many other novels and novellas. She lives with her husband in Rockford, Illinois.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book got so deep and personal that there were many times that I had to put it down because my body began to shake.
This book is definately a must read. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed. Trust me.
My impression of "Behind..." was that Ms. Roby had talent, wrote an entertaining and plausible story that most people can identify with (hence the book's popularity) - HOWEVER...numerous grammatical and spelling errors, atrocious sentence construction, and a virtual altar to naked and rampant materialism (how many Coach handbags and briefcases can one describe??)were a huge and disappointing distraction. One could open a department store or two with the number of name-brands mentioned ad nauseum.
If this is supposed to be a model for the attitudes of the black middle class then this country and its children are all in serious trouble. Consumerism at all cost rather than an investor/wealth-building mentality seemed to be the message. More troubling is the fact that despite these serious shortcomings the book was lauded to the skies. It is one thing to praise and encourage budding talent while offering constructive feedback to ensure constant improvement and "bigger and better things". It is quite another to ignore serious flaws and lavish awards instead. It is like awarding an A for C- or D work - how does this benefit the author??
A disturbing thought is that there is such a dearth of good writing that there are no standards anymore. Either people do not read at all or do not remember what good writing looks like. As a result anything that seems entertaining is assumed to equate to 5 stars.
Read her latest book to see the difference, then revaluate this first book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved the book from b beginning to end. The story line kept you engaged and wanting to know what was going to happen next.Published 5 days ago by VRDANIEL
The naming of name brands didn't bother me as much as it did some of the other reviewers. My issues are with how the story is told. Read morePublished 18 days ago by L. Brown
This was defiantly a page turner, kept my attention, great story that I could relate to with lots of detail. Read morePublished 3 months ago by frances carter
I was not ready for the story to end. I wanted to follow Karen and Regina a little bit longer. Loved the book.Published 5 months ago by sunchild22
Story line interesting. Kept me wanting to read more. Language acceptable.Published 10 months ago by Sharon harris