When was the last time you stopped reading a book after a few pages just so you could savor the beauty of the writing?
Well, this is the book to make you stop and pay attention to “the how” as well as the “what”. They must be teaching the opening chapter of “Deacon King Kong” in creative writing classes. What a way to introduce the characters and the setting!
The setting is a public housing project in Brooklyn N.Y in 1969 with a variety of characters living/operating there.
The pace is fast, there is a well-balanced combination of humor, drama, romance, and serious commentary on society and race in the United States.
I didn’t want to stop reading!