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The Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle
The Ballad of Black Tom
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4.25 80
Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 9780765386618
ASIN: B0166PX1Z8
Publisher: Tor
Pages no: 152
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.5 Okay that was good
I am not a huge Lovecraft fan. I'm not a Lovecraft fan at all. I understand why he is a touchstone and all that, but yeah, he's not for me. So outside of the two characters, there are probably some Lovecraft references I missed.This is a fine book about racism, society, and what society makes people...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
3.0 The Ballad of Black Tom; Or, Red Hook Reimagined
LaValle's re-imagining of Lovecraft brings race to the forefront, and the results are disturbing and sadly quite timely. The world Tom Tester walks through, and the trials he faces, were painful to behold. Ultimately I was far more invested in Tester's story than any of the Lovecraftian horror eleme...
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 Black Plague
Obsidian Black Plague 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...
Witches' Tea Shop
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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...
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