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The Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle
The Ballad of Black Tom
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4.33 90
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...
Book Cupidity
Book Cupidity rated it
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 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...
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