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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.com
Pages no: 152
Edition language: English
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Obsidian Blue
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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...
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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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5.0 The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle
It’s a myth that life was easier for black people north of the Mason Dixon line during Jim Crow. Charles Thomas Tester, a con man in New York, has to watch his step whenever he leaves the boundaries of Harlem, New York. White people will give him the hairy eyeball and question him on the train. Whit...
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4.0 The Ballad of Black Tom
Tommy Tester is a hustler, doing what he has to to make ends meet and support his ailing father. When he meets Robert Suydam, things will never be the same...I've always been a bigger fan of things inspired by H.P. Lovecraft than the man's actual work. It's certainly been a good few months for H.P...
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