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Unbreakable: A Novel (Zane Presents) Paperback – March 18, 2014
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William Fredrick Cooper is the author of Six Days in January and There’s Always a Reason.
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The story line was less interesting that the life lessons and ideologies. The story line sometimes got lost behind these. A lot of movie and sport references were made to the point of distraction. It did not distract me from the book, but I occasionally forgot the story line. I kept reading because I really did enjoy the writing of the author otherwise. The book started off with William McCall spending Valentine’s Day mourning his girlfriend Linda who died 10 years prior with a Long Island Iced tea. He is nursing his wounds in his favorite bar when he meets Keisha Gray. Keisha has been in a relationship with her married beau Carl for over a decade. Finally, she has decided to end it but Carl is not taking no for an answer. Keisha has been plagued with tragedy. She lost her mother at the hands of his father who then turned and killed himself. William and Keisha take a road trip from New York to South Carolina where they spend over 12 hours in philosophical conversations and other side excursions until their world is turned upside down.
A few things that stood out to me aside from the poetic style of the writing were that certain scenes drug out a little too much. For example, the murder of her mother was not thoroughly thought out. After, being beaten to a pulp, having your ribs broken, and your face stomped to the point of hearing bones cracked any person would be unconscious at that point. However, in this case, the mother was still able to speak prior to the shot that ended it all, stating, “Think about the baby.” Also, the Michael Jackson “thing” was obsessive to say the least and I am a Michael Jackson fan. Also the mourning of a person that died 10 years ago is a sign of someone needing help. It’s hard to believe that he only got that depressed on Valentine’s Day. I feel that Content Editing would fix these quirks along with some of the drawn out philosophical rants which sometimes caused you to forget what the book was about. Overall, I would give the book 3 stars because the author clearly has skills. The book at times lost focus. However, it also had some twist and turns that had my mouth wide open. I recommend this book for sophisticated readers. New readers may lose interest quickly with this book. With better content editing, the book was similar to books I’ve read by Bebe Moore Campbell. It touches on a lot of great points.
"Reviewed for the Sankofa Literary Society. Book provided by author or publisher for review purposes."
The storyline is one that will take your emotions on many different changes while you read through the lyrics of (MJ) along with his two fans William and Keisha as they take you on a journey of " love" lost, "love" found , " love" worth fighting for and "love" worth holding on to, while spiritually speaking to your soul by using (MJ) song lyrics, quotes and pieces of spoken word to emphasize the message of what "unbreakable faith" means when it comes to real love, is an eloquent way to put a spin on a romance novel !
As, Mr. Cooper so tastefully explained the essence of his different take on what a love story should entail. He stated, that he wants his stories not to read like your average romance novel and he wanted the reader to "think" about social and political issues while reading this uniquely written romance story. Even though we felt the author was trying to cover too much ground with the conscious raising, current events, social activism in a "love story" based on fact, but is also fiction we indeed understood the rationale and gained a greater appreciation for his writing style.
This unique story shows spirituality, excellent character development, and a writing style which will make Mr. William Frederick Cooper a long time
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