Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

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"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 child"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2019
ISBN: 9780735220171
0735220174
Branch Call Number: FICTION Jam
Description: 620 pages : maps ; 24 cm

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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 child.


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jimmyreader
Apr 20, 2019

The first book I have picked up in a long time that I simply could not finish. The combination of extremely brutal violence and sex with just about anything(children, the elderly, animals)made the story simply revolting in my eyes. If you find your teenage child, or younger, reading this book, you should sit down and have a very long talk with them. Lesson learned: Just because a book is on the NYT best seller list.........

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becker
Mar 18, 2019

This book is in many ways a ground breaking work of literary fantasy. I'm sure I've never read anything like it. It is dense and complex and exotic. And so dark. It took me a long time to read because I felt I needed to read it slowly and thoroughly. I think it is a very finely written, imaginative piece of work. I can't say I loved it because that word seems too soft for this book. So I'll say that I greatly admired it - was even in awe of it at some sections, and I really enjoyed being along for the ride. I fully intend to read the next in the series. I love the way the author made you work a bit for the pleasure of the book. He demanded your attention. I always love that in a book. Be well warned - this book is not for a sensitive reader. There is plenty here to offend everyone.

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emfaha
Mar 04, 2019

I read about 75 pages and had a hard time getting into this one. I could tell it was beautifully written but I couldn't let go and get into the flow of this supposed epic, parabolic story. I hope this book finds its audience, I could tell it is definitely a wild ride. Also people keep calling it the African Game of Thrones....Roxane Gay said we should stop saying that and I agree. It's a horse of a completely different color.

DCLadults Mar 01, 2019

A New & Noteworthy pick. Get in line early for this first book in a trilogy that's being called the "African game of thrones."

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Mar 20, 2019

cfierflyer thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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