Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Gothic Surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                          For those of you less than satisfied with Michael Chabon's "Telegraph Avenue," let me say that Hair Kunzru's "White Tears" is the book the other should have been.
What starts out as a tale of obsessive record--and I mean vinyl, darlings!!!!!!!!--collection escalates into a near Noir mystery with two friends--Seth, and Carter Wallace--at the helm.  What follows, and where the reader ends up, is so striking and devastating it cannot be seen coming.  Along they way there are also meditations  on American racism, history, friendship, betrayal and the music business.

                                            And all neatly wrapped within only 271 pages.  I admired his last book, "Gods Without Men," so I was curious to see what would follow.  The results are even better than the previous book.  "White Tears," at this point, looks good to shape up as one of the Books Of The Year.  And this is only April, darlings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                             It is way beyond "White Teeth," darlings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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