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review Black Leopard Red Wolf Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB é ❮KINDLE❯ ✾ Black Leopard Red Wolf Author Marlon James – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk In the first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy myth fantasy and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing chilAnd mythology and his own rich imagination Marlon James has written an adventure that's also an ambitious involving read Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters Black Leopard Red Wolf explores the fundamentals of truths the limits of power the excesses of ambition and our need to understand them a. By now one can easily identify certain features that define the Jamesian style cinematic violence shameless sexuality perverse sharp humor and wit flawlessly rendered settings and virtuosic rhythmic language There is also the strong presence of the fantastic ghosts and spirits obeah women and demons who haunt the pages of his visceral storiesBlack Leopard Red Wolf finds Marlon James at the peak of his powers unafraid to shed the cloak of realism that won him the Man Booker prize in favor of a full blown epic fantasy saga And at a time when genre snobbery is at an all time high In the hands of this master novelist the genre's conventions are blown apart and reassembled as something bold and subversive aware of its capaciousness but incredibly nuanced and carefully built It is a novel that resists categorization and description set as it is in an impeccably and exhaustively researched world of folklore and myth drawn from regions of Central and West Africa and exploratory of contemporary themes of gender euality and political corruption ueer identity and the exploration of love and glorious sex 🤷🏽‍♂️ between black men The characters in this novel are sublimely realized So much care went into their conception and I was stunned by the depth and range of emotion MJ was able to coax from his sundry band of flawed creatures Defying the Western belief in one definitive version of a story BLRW is structured as an oral epic in which stories lead to stories which lead to yet ultimately providing the reader with a conundrum of reliability who tells the truth and whose story is being told Marlon James chooses to leave that entirely up to the reader There are many elusive layers of detail to sift through from the very beginning a test of endurance almost asking do you really want to hear this story But once past its shadowy prologue the story proceeds in a frenetic rush of action that totally engages the senses creating an insanely compulsively addictive reading experience Read this for the beautiful depiction of ueer love that is the true heart of the novel a total subversion of masculine isms and male sexuality in literature Or read it for the dejected women who rail against a corrupt patriarchy giving voice to the trauma and abuse suffered at the hands of thoughtless men Read it for the thrill of the uest the adventure replete with monsters and demons cities in the sky and markets where witches trade in baby parts among countless other darkly fantastic elements The immensity of adventure in this novel lends itself to an immensity of purpose which takes familiar novelistic themes and fantasy genre tropes and radically molds them into a form both new and hypnotic in its scope and imaginative fearlessness

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In the first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy myth fantasy Black Leopard Epuband history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter He has a nose people say Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappe. oooh goodreads choice awards semifinalist for BEST FANTASY 2019 what will happenas you can see i am very far behind in my reading challenge and this book is largely to blame i have been looking forward to this book for a whole year and i’d planned on spending the day of its release reading all 620 pages cover to cover with occasional breaks for restorative snacks that was the planinsert laughter of gods instead this took me nearly a week to get through it’s certainly possible for a human to read it in one very intense day but it would not have been enjoyable to me this is a book that needs to steep and settle; you need to live in its world for than one day it is my favorite kind of book brutal situations written beautifullyit’s as violent as The Book of Night Women as sprawling and circuitous as A Brief History of Seven Killings and someday i will read my copy of John Crow's Devil so i can provide a third simile here it is a dense book and i can see it losing some readers along the way marlon james is a phenomenal writer but he has no interest in holding your readerly hand keep up or don’t it’s all the same to him his books aren’t difficult to understand; the challenge here isn’t tied to his language or concepts both of which are very approachable but in your having the patience to see the big picture he’s tossed you somewhere in the middle of You have come for a story and I am moved to talk so the gods have smiled on both of usand the imprisoned tracker will talk telling all the stories that brought him to this place and all the stories he heard along the way so many stories so many characters so many digressions tucked within digressions all hiding tricky sticky things whose import you won’t understand until much laterbut what of the child whose death tracker gleefully reports on the very first page the little boy who disappeared and whose safe return was so essential to the future of the kingdom that tracker and a ragtag band of mercenaries shapeshifters witches etc were hired to locate him and bring him back what about himas tracker will accuse another character ”Right now your story has meat where you will not talk bone where you do” james will make you work for his meat but even his bones will satisfy you and so will his filthy double entendres and euphemisms if you’re into that sort of thing i sure am there’s a lot here i’m still kind of reeling from it i don’t have a strong epic fantasy background and going into this despite all the maps of imaginary realms and the large cast of characters listed in the front matter i felt reasonably confident figuring ‘how epic fantasy can this really be coming from a man who has never written epic fantasy before it’ll just be james trying on an epic fantasy coat to see what it’s like yeah’but no it’s the real deal i don’t know where this beast was nestling in the folds of his historicalcrime fictiony brain but apparently there is nothing he can’t do don’t get me wrong there are times i was confused as hell because he’ll mention something he hasn’t yet explained so you think ‘wait did i miss something’ don’t worry you didn’t it’s coming but it can be a lot to absorb there are a ton of characters most of them are unreliable narrators many of them have special abilities or limitations and all of them will shift relationship statuses throughout the course of the book from friends to allies to foes to lovers or a combination plate of those aforementioned things there are magical doors that my brain doesn’t understand stories will be told than once the devil is always in the details and there are a lot of details there is also a buffalo and an anansispiderman who jizzes webbing but nearly all your uestions will eventually be answeredgreg asked me at several points during my reading of this how it was and every time to his immense frustration i would say “it’s really good” because unless you are michiko kakutani this is a hard book to talk about without sounding like you’re recounting a fever dream her review is hereand even though she fails to mention the jizzwebbing it’s still a much better review than whatever it is i’m doing here trigger warnings all of them and many that never existed before this book in conclusion a tremendous achievement i hope he’s not gonna george r r martin this trilogy because i’m already ready to give him another week of my life reading challenge be damned play me out marlonDay seven I saw that I was still a boy There were men stronger and women too There were men wiser and women too There were men uicker and women too There was always someone or some two or some three who will grab me like a stick and break me grab me like wet cloth and wring everything out of me And that was just the way of the world That was the way of everybody’s world I who thought he had his hatchets and his cunning will one day be grabbed and tossed and thrown in with shit and beaten and destroyed I am the one who will need saving and it’s not that someone will come and save me or that nobody will but that I will need saving and walking forth in the world in the shape and step of a man meant nothing i found it very helpful to read the character listdescription at the front before starting each section i take sueamish delight in my own triggers and this book has both eye trauma AND birds so ♥ ♥ ♥ for days21119 nobody loves no one review to come2519signed copy BOOMtoday we read2418 so when penicillin came 'round and everyone was all stunned and grateful and ohhhhhh we didn't realize how badly we needed this that's me right now wanting this with a fiercenesscome to my blog

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Black Leopard Red WolfAred three years earlier Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy The band is a hodgepodge full of unusual characters with secrets of their own including a shape shifting man animal known as LeopardDrawing from African history. I surrenderI can handle many things as a readerThe highly stylized dense prose when you don't really understand what's going on but just have to immerse yourself in a narrative until it starts making sense All the raping and gore and general fixation on penis as THE center of everyone's worldMessiness of time linesJames uses every tool in his toolbox of pretentious literary devices If he wants to dedicate half a page to explaining that Leopard smells like ass ok fine go for it #highart I can deal with these things and I am willing to work hard while readingBut this story needed at least a little bit of grounding in something real something relatable and human The last straw for me was the realization that James would never allow his characters to talk to each other in any other way but riddles faux deep statements and stories about killings and rapes of children women and men What's left to relate to then How to connect with a story that doesn't give you anything to tether you to itI can’t do it