- About The Author: James McBride
- Print Length: 383 pages
- ASIN: B07TG6YSNQ
- Publisher: Riverhead Books (March 3, 2020)
- Publication Date: March 3, 2020
“The sheer volume of invention in Deacon King Kong—on the level of both character . . . and language—commands awe. . . . And the sentences! The prose radiates a kind of chain-reaction energy.” —The New Yorker
“No two persons ever read the same book” – Edmund Wilson
Every story leaves its unique imprint on the hearts and minds of its readers. That imprint may come from its title, cover art, unique plot, or familiarity with the author’s previous work. The story may change your life, emotionally trigger you, or make you regret the hours you spent reading it that you’ll never get back!
This month’s book selection is no different. What unique imprint (or impression) has this book made on Kayla and Monica (the 2Sistas)? Let’s find out…
The Best Parts
It’s that part of the story you remember well after you’ve finished it. It’s your personal take-away that makes spending hours of reading a story worth your time; and promises you’ll still remember the story years from now…or, at least that portion of it.
For Kayla and Monica, the best parts of this month’s book selection were…
Didn’t See THAT Comin’!
It’s those moments in a story that leave you feeling blindsided. Those jaw dropping, eye bulging, WTF kindda moments you never expected to happen. Reading them makes you feel like you just got slapped for no reason by your kind, introverted aunt (on your momma’s side).
Kayla and Monica share their “Didn’t See That Comin” moments from this month’s book selection…
That Was So Wrong!
It’s those parts of a story where one character straight up disses another in a way you didn’t see coming. It leaves you speechless or evokes a strong feeling that makes you want to climb through the book and slap ’em.
Well, this month’s book had at least two of those character moments that Kayla and Monica can’t wait to share…
Themes and Things
As Kayla and Monica read through this month’s book selection, certain “themes and things” stood out. What “themes and things” did the 2Sistas’ uncover? Let’s find out…
Ever read a story that leaves you wanting to call the author and ask some questions because, well, #booknerdsarecurious? Or the kind of story that makes you wonder how the character’s life ends up or what happens to them next?
Well, after reading this month’s book selection, Kayla and Monica have a couple of questions…
Ratings, Recommendations, and Next Book
It’s that time. Kayla and Monica share their ratings and recommendations about this month’s book selection. How many of their 2.5 star allotment will they each give to this month’s book? Wanna know what book their reading next? Let’s find out now…
When we find great videos of authors sharing context and insights about their books, we gotta share them. Check out the following video of James McBride sharing about his book, Deacon King Kong:
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