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review 2019-01-20 10:15
Black Tom and Racism in Lovecraft's Mythos
The Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle

I think Victor Lavalle sums up perfectly the intent of this novella in its dedication - “For H.P. Lovecraft, with all my conflicted feelings.”

 

This story is set in New York in the 1920s. Charles Thomas Tester is a man from Harlem who earns money to support himself and his prematurely aging father by grifting. He has the reputation of being a go-to guy to fetch esoteric objects, and it is when he is hired to fetch a book for a white woman in Queens that the story begins.

 

It’s a tale of magic and power and the appropriation by whites of power paid for in black flesh. The streets of New York are toxic with hate, and a final tragedy, relating to the book, leads to Tester having nothing left to lose. A freedom that allows him to dare where others falter in fear.

 

It’s a beautiful narrative, taking the best and the worst from Lovecraft and showing it from the perspective of a person of colour. It’s full of gorgeous prose and leaves the reader feeling richer for the experience. Tester/Black Tom is constantly overlooked and underappreciated, but it is he who will triumph, albeit in a pyrrhic victory.

 

The opening of the book sets the stage perfectly -

 

“People who move to New York always make the same mistake. They can’t see the place… They come looking for magic; whether good or evil, and nothing will convince them it isn’t here.”

 

Other quotes I love -

 

“Nobody ever thinks of himself as a villain, does he? Even monsters hold high opinions of themselves.”

 

“The more I read, the more I listened, the more sure I became that a great and secret show had been playing throughout my life, throughout all our lives, but the mass of us were too ignorant, or too frightened, to raise our eyes and watch. Because to watch would be to understand the play isn’t being staged for us.”

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Acetylene Carbon Black Market Segmentation and Analysis by Recent Trends, Development and Growth by Regions to 2025

 

This report studies the global Acetylene Carbon Black market status and forecast, categorizes the global Acetylene Carbon Black market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, China, and other regions (India, Southeast Asia).

The major manufacturers covered in this report

  • Orion Engineered Carbons S.A
  • Cabot Corporation
  • Birla Carbon
  • Denka Company Limited
  • Phillips Carbon Black Limited
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  • Tokai Carbon Co. Ltd
  • China Synthetic Rubber Corporation
  • Imerys SA
  • Shandong Huibaichuan New Materials
  • Shanxi Fulihua Chemical Materials
  • Beilum Carbon Chemical Limited
  • Shandong Emperor-Taishan Carbon
  • Zaozhuang Xinyuan Chemical Industry
  • Sid Richardson Carbon&Energy

 

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- Table of Contents
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- Research Methodology

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Geographically, this report studies the top producers and consumers, focuses on product capacity, production, value, consumption, market share and growth opportunity in these key regions, covering

  • North America
  • Europe
  • China
  • Japan
  • Southeast Asia
  • India

On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into

  • Calcium Carbide Method
  • Naphtha Pyrolysis

On the basis of the end users/applications, Acetylene Carbon Black Market focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including

  • Plastics
  • Printing Inks&Toners
  • Paints&Coatings
  • Others

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global Acetylene Carbon Black capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025);
  • Focuses on the key Acetylene Carbon Black manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Acetylene Carbon Black are as follows:

  • History Year: 2013-2017
  • Base Year: 2017
  • Estimated Year: 2018
  • Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

 

Key Stakeholders

  • Acetylene Carbon Black Manufacturers
  • Acetylene Carbon Black Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
  • Acetylene Carbon Black Subcomponent Manufacturers
  • Industry Association
  • Downstream Vendors

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review 2019-01-16 03:22
A little lost, a little choppy, but something catchy
Hard to Protect (Black Ops Heroes Book 3) - Incy Black

I should have started with the first in the series, I felt pretty lost with the secret OPs world building.

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review 2019-01-15 23:57
Review: Friday Black
Friday Black - Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Short story collections are always a mixed bag. Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's debut collection Friday Black is no exception. Some of these stories are entirely passable; however, the very best stories make up for these flat ones. They are brutally honest and visceral. They primarily tackle issues of racism and consumerism (hence the title), but do so while mixing the horror of Shirley Jackson with equal parts science fiction and cutting-edge contemporary fiction. The pieces that shine in this collection do so with such vibrance and originality that one cannot easily deny Adjei-Brenyah's future as an accomplished writer.

 

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review 2019-01-14 16:54
Black Sheep
Black Sheep - Rory Scholl

I Picked Up This Book Because: Wanted to try Kindle Unlimited’s audio-narration feature.


The Story:

A fun quick look into the author’s life. He made me fall in love with his grandma in these few short pages. She seems like a fun lady.


The Random Thoughts:



The Score Card:

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4 Stars
 
 
 
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