I was looking forward to reading this book and was highly disappointed once I began. The story was extremely slow moving 4 chapters in and still waiting for something to happen! I begrudgingly read on to the end entertaining in some aspects yet for me, the story still ended up falling flat.
It has been a while since I have read a dope boy title, and I chose this title as my first book back into the genre and I am glad that I did! The story was very well written and flowed nicely. I wanted to give it a 5* but I am not a fan of cliffhangers other than that I recommend this title it is a must read!
This was my first time reading a book by this author and also reading a title in this genre. Although I think I would enjoy it more as a film I was not disappointed in my reading experience of the title either. I liked the premise of the story and the Black characters in the lead roles so that was refreshing overall I would suggest those that read these types of books and anyone looking to step outside of their comfort zone to give T.P. Miller a try.
Peaches and Kareem is the first title that I've read by this author and was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed the storyline it wasn't as long as I would have liked but still a good read, short and sweet.
The Towers by DS Connolly was a decent enough read. The first thing I feel I must critique is the East End Noir Series sub title, it did not feel like a Noir title at all. Once I began to delve into the book I did enjoy it, it wasn't what I was expecting but it was still enjoyable enough to finish reading to the end. I like the characters and the overall plot of the story, it was a bit slow moving for my taste but as a whole it was a decent read.
Boss by Brian W. Smith was a really good, quick read I read it in a couple hours I thorughly enjoyed the title. The characters and the plot was beleivable not at all predictable and it was funny at times. Nice read.
The Last Straw the second book in the Pigeon Blood Series was a nice follow up to the first I liked the way that Duncan was able to intertwine the lives of Rico and Paul and Evelyn again I must admit that coincidental or not that it is very unlikely that these people would ever cross paths again but I suspended beleif for the sake of the story and I was glad that I had but keeping it real going into the third story whenever it is released I hope Duncan gets creative with how they all cross paths again. Great read though, highly recommended.
Pigeon Blood Red by author Ed Duncan was a very good read, right from the beginning I became engulfed in the tail Rico and Jerry drew me right in. I will admit that when the story began to give some backstory on the husband and wife it lost me a bit but once I continued on I saw that it was important to move the story forward. Overall it was very good book and I am on to the follow up title!
Down the River Unto the Sea was not my first read by Mr. Mosley, in fact once I (rediscovered him so to speak, I read one of his novels (Outnumbered, Outgunned) and for some reason or another had not realized it was him when I began reading the Leonid McGill series) yet I digress, back to Down the River. I was excited to hear that this book was coming out and began reading with enthusiasm and I typically give the novels that I've read by Mr. Mosley a 5* rating I had to take away a star. I enjoyed the book I got what I expected a solid story with characters and situations that I can relate to and understand and empathize with the antagonist. Yet the downside for me was the fact that Joe Oliver reminded me of Leonid McGill so much so as they seem as if they could have been cousins or something. The second thing was he introduced an awful lot of characters and this at times made the plot a bit confusing. The last on my list is that the story seemed to drag on a bit but riding it out to th...
I am a huge fan of K. Sean's work after reading the Heart Collector I went out to seek more work of his and came across Merchants of Death. K. Sean did not disappoint Merchants of Death was a good fast read I thoroughly enjoyed it and I will be reading more of his titles.
The Pharm House was my first read by this author and although I was excited to read this book after beginning the excitement didn't last long. The first chapter drew me in and had me intrigued and anxious to find out who did it yet as I read along character after character being introduced and the story took a while to gain momentum it was decent enough I suppose the pacing was a bit too slow for my taste.
Abuse of Discretion the third in the Dre Thomas series was a wonderful read! The author exceeded my expectations the characters and the situations that they were in were very believable. I noticed two things after reading this title: One is that the author knows how to move a story alone at a comfortable pace it didn't feel rushed, yet it wasn't long or drawn out. The second thing is after reading the thrid title by her is that they end with positive results although I know that more often than not bad things in life happen it's refreshing to be reminded that good also happens as well.
So Much For Happy by E.P. McGill is my first read by this author and an interesting one I must say. It is written for pre-teens and up (some younger depending on their level of reading) I liked the way that the author wove his tale it will definitely keep the attention of the reader and surprisingly may hook the non-readers as well. Good job!