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The Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle
The Ballad of Black Tom
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Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 9780765386618
ASIN: B0166PX1Z8
Publisher: Tor
Pages no: 152
Edition language: English
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5.0 The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
Something about today really compelled me to read this book. A couple of days ago, Obsidian Blue reviewed a different Victor LaValle book and in her final thoughts she mentioned that The Ballad of Black Tom was recommended. Even though in this bingo game I've already started Stinger (Square: Aliens)...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 The Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle  
These days we know from ranting, gibbering, racist, sexist, nasty-ass old men horrifying their friends and relations with pointless cruel stupidity, stunning everyone at the festive holiday gathering into silence. LaValle answers Lovecraft's most vile, offensive story, with a work of terrible beauty...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 What a Great Reverse Look at Lovecraft Short Story
I've said before I'm not a Lovecraft fan. Besides his personal beliefs that are repugnant, I find most of his stories hard to get into. I did read him though due to his being the creator of Chulthu. Most modern horror writers pay homage to him in their works so it's nice to get a good base of what t...
Tea, Rain, Book
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4.0 Review: The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
Fills in Diverse Authors square The reason I read this book for this square is that someone on the bingo discussion boards here mentioned it and liked it. The book I originally chosen for the square was a contemporary romance, but I felt that didn't stay true to the spirit of Halloween Bingo. I ha...
Char's Horror Corner
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4.5 The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
“Nobody ever thinks of himself as a villain, does he? Even monsters hold high opinions of themselves.” In The Ballad of Black Tom we have a Lovecraftian novella, written by a phenomenal black writer. It's set in the 20's which was not exactly the best time to be a black person in this country. ...
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