Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Book - 2019
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Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780735220171
0735220174
Branch Call Number: FANTASY JAMES M
Characteristics: 620 pages : maps ; 24 cm.

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For those who could handle a large cast of characters with ease: this book has been called the "African Game of Thrones," but let's let it be its own thing, ok? Full of fantastic characters, monsters, and maladies, this book follows Tracker after he is hired to find a missing young boy.


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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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lukasevansherman
Feb 23, 2019

Jamaican-born Marlon James wrote one of my favorite books of recent years, the Booker Prize-winning "A Brief History of Seven Killings," and I was ready to read anything he wrote. I certainly didn't expect that he'd write a fantasy novel, which is part of a projected trilogy, that will no doubt be billed as the African "Game of Thrones." I liked it, it just wan't what I expected from him.

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cfierflyer
Mar 20, 2019

cfierflyer thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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