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Darktown: A Novel - Thomas Mullen
Darktown: A Novel
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781501133862 (1501133861)
ASIN: 1501133861
Publisher: Atria / 37 Ink
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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sensitivemuse rated it
4.0 Emotional read...yes this stuff really did happen in the last century
This is such a great powerful read. On one hand you feel like going into the book and start punching every bigot you see since they’re such awful hateful people. Yet on the other hand, you feel for Boggs and Smith. They’re trying so hard to elevate themselves and make everything a better place for t...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it
4.0 Darktown by Thomas Mullen
I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway a very long time ago. I kind of wish I had read it a few years ago when things in the US weren’t quite so openly depressing but alas I read it now and it hurt my heart so much. Dark Town is a mystery and an unflinching look at race relations in the not so lo...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
4.5 Darktown by Thomas Mullen
Despite wearing the same uniforms as the white police force, the first black police officers in Atlanta, GA shared none of the other benefits afforded to white officers at the time. Forced to work out of the basement of the YMCA, provided with no patrol cars, not allowed to investigate anything and ...
debbiekrenzer rated it
What a great book. This truly showed the emotions, the bigotry, the racism and the lack of education of our country during this era. And it showed it in such a personal way. These characters actually came to life and you could feel those police officers fear. What a scam. Call them officers, dress t...
Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it
4.0 A historical time so far and yet so close to ours. And a great yarn.
Thanks to Net Galley and to Little, Brown Book UK for offering me a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. This novel combines an intriguing plot (a police-procedural thriller about an African-American young woman murdered in mysterious circumstances that many want to cover up) with...
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