- File Size: 263 KB
- Print Length: 181 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Kilmgely Books (July 21, 2013)
- Publication Date: July 21, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E332LZW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,810,826 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
No Tea. No Shade. Kindle Edition
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I found that to be sadly true in this case. Now, let me be fair, the book is sweet. It has a nice theme about being true and open with yourself and the author obviously knows his character well. However, the writing is amateurish. Names and titles are used far too often in dialogue to feel natural. There are too few contractions, inconsistencies in POV and contradictions in the plot. The timeline of the flashbacks is uncertain. There is far too much tell and no where near enough show. The plot lurches along in a clunky manner, everything resolves itself far too easily (most off page even) and there is a frankly ridiculous epilogic lead-in to a sequel. It is not a smooth or satisfying read.
The author does show promise though. Perhaps when he has as much experience in writing prose as he does poetry he’ll be one to watch.
What I liked: I really liked this book because it realistically spoke about the life of a gay black man trying to deal with his personal demonds and found love.
What I really liked: The poetry it was easy to understand yet had deep meaning. Also the ending it will leave you guessing. This writer has a lot of potential to be the next James Earl Hardy
What could've been better: I found this work to be a bit shallow and fanciful. Maybe this is what fiction readers are looking for. I ,however, I perfer to read more realistic scenarios of love and not just the random chance encounter with a perfectly sculpted body masculine man fairy tale that we are constantly fed by the media.
Conclusion: If you are looking for an unexpensive read that puts black men in a positive light for a change then I recommend this book.
A captivating read - an invitation to look at one's own journey in seeking how to love with integrity. I finished it in one day. I'm looking forward to Billione's sequel!
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It is also a reminder that 'life' is within reach when we embrace the depths and beauty of who we are.