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Lamar Giles

Författare till Fresh Ink: An Anthology

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Inkluderar namnen: L.R. Giles, Lamar Giles

Foto taget av: Author Lamar Giles at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=84062465

Verk av Lamar Giles

Fresh Ink: An Anthology (2018) — Redaktör — 362 exemplar
Fake ID (2014) 227 exemplar
Not So Pure and Simple (2020) 221 exemplar
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer (2019) 209 exemplar
Overturned (2017) 167 exemplar
Spin (2019) 151 exemplar
The Getaway (2022) 149 exemplar
Endangered (2015) 91 exemplar
Static: Up All Night (2023) 12 exemplar
Epic Ellisons: Cosmos Camp (2023) 7 exemplar
The Darkness Kept (2011) 1 exemplar
Live Again (2011) 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 522 exemplar
Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood (2021) — Bidragsgivare — 155 exemplar
Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 102 exemplar
The Hero Next Door (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 86 exemplar
Recognize!: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life (2021) — Bidragsgivare — 46 exemplar
Voices From The Other Side: Dark Dreams II (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 46 exemplar
Cool. Awkward. Black. (2023) — Bidragsgivare — 40 exemplar
Whispers in the Night: Dark Dreams III (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 40 exemplar
House Party (Joy Revolution) (2023) — Bidragsgivare — 13 exemplar

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Great mini-series. I haven't read any Static comics before this (though I am familiar with the cartoon), and this was a fun introduction to Virgil and his world. The art is wonderfully expressive.
 
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coprime | 2 andra recensioner | Feb 17, 2024 |
Summary
When Kya and Fuse find out that their DJ friend, Paris is murdered and collapsed over her turntables they are determined to find out who did it. Will they solve the mystery and will the true killer be found?

Review
I really wanted to like this book. I love a good thriller and am an avid music fan so I thought this book would be the perfect blend. I was hoping it was going to be similar to On the Come Up by Angie Thomas, which is the sequel to the Hate You Give, but it was not. It was a slower read than expected. I started to read the physical copy, but switched to audio ½ way through to finish.
I like the overall plot, but at points it was a little slow for me to read, other parts I was on the edge of my seat and wanted to know more as soon a as possible. I loved how it was told by different characters and jumped time periods. It was a mixed review. It was not a bad book at all, just not my favorite.
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Booksonthehammock | 7 andra recensioner | Feb 11, 2024 |
A little iffy on the dialogue, but the plot was fun. Static is reeling from a breakup with his girl and gets swept into a night of shenanigans.

Also, the characterization of Icon was a hoot! I wasn’t expecting that. Y’all, this man basically pulled out Clarence Thomas’s biography. 💀

I also liked the art style and how ridiculous Isadora was. Rocket was very abrasive/rough around the edges, to the point, I thought she was beginning to get very one-note. But she did simmer down a bit and showed some depth.

Overall, I want more Static content!
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DestDest | 2 andra recensioner | Dec 29, 2023 |
There is an ever-present layer of general f**kboyish-ness (being a “nice” guy, double standards of teen pregnancy, objectification of women’s bodies, scoring how many girls you can sleep with, boys go have sex; girls stay pure, male entitlement, etc). Know that in advance it may make the story annoying for the average female reader. I know there were many times I was annoyed. But I think having the book coming from Del’s perspective helps call some things out without coming off preachy.

Beyond that, I found Del’s narrative fun. He had a strong voice. I loved Jameer! Del was always hilariously wondering if they were going to have to come to blows. The Purity Pledgers also captured my heart. I enjoyed how the story tackled that the lack of sex education can be very harmful. There were many times I had to laugh at the dialogue and how much of a butthole Qwan was lol.

I’m very familiar with the purity pledge, especially at a Black church. So, it was relatable to me (they had a Harvest Fest; any Christian kid growing up knows the Halloween alternative parties: Hallelujah Night, Light the Night, etc). I also love that the characters weren’t just black or white, the church and the non-churchgoers. Neither gets demonized here.

Overall, I don’t regret reading this. I think I’m becoming a fan of Lamar Giles’ work. I would watch a Netflix adaptation of this.

Ending spoilers/rambling: so GLAD! Kiera didn’t get with Del. He was always pushing up on her in ways that made her uncomfortable. Some probably won’t like the Mya angle, but I figured they had a connection there. I was expecting Del to remain single.

I read some reviews that were uncomfortable with Del’s brunt of realization coming after he found out his sister was sexually-assaulted. I hate to say it, but this is mad realistic. I know of way too many men, cousins even, that want to talk about who all is a hoe here and there, but until something happened unfavorably to their mom or sister, they doubled down on their misogyny. A lot of guys will even tell you they only care about the women in their family and everyone else can get mistreated. There can also be a lack of accountability when their guy friends are acting gross.

With Pastor Newsome getting off scot-free after all his mess, have you been to a church lately? Call a bad pastor out publicly at church. You better be ready to bob and weave. The majority of the pastor’s supporters will skin you alive. That’s why most people just vote with their feet. A lot of indecent, abusive pastors stay in power because it takes a lot of courage to call out a pastor who has purposefully done wrong. I definitely agree Del’s mom should not have allowed the pastor to bully her son/left the church. I mean, eventually, they find a new church, but only, after all the damage has been done.
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DestDest | 12 andra recensioner | Nov 26, 2023 |

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Verk
14
Även av
12
Medlemmar
1,672
Popularitet
#15,367
Betyg
3.8
Recensioner
83
ISBN
99

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