Bes travels and magics and Wonders But Often The Technical But often the technical of the book were distracting and what I Ended Up Focusing On ended up focusing on the story If it had been a conventional narrative would I have liked the book better No I don t think so Basically it comes down the fact that this was a raw gritty dark fantasy and I am not a fan of dark fantasy I can handle violence is small doses but Red Wolf gives us huge overdoses Friends become nemies Guadalajara en los tiempos del cólera enemies fight as allies and it is jarringach time because we only get the story of why afterwards Far before we get to the Complete Flags Of The World: The Ultimate Pocket Guide (Dk) end we find ourselves asking what the point of all of it was Maybe that is the point maybe the book is meant to be a philosophical uestioning of who we are and what is truth and why do people do anything But when Ind a book asking myself This is how it Tree Story: The History of the World Written in Rings ended What was the point of this it s pretty certain I m not going to read the rest of the series to find out outBlack Leopard Red Wolf is 600 pages of raw violence betrayal rape gang rape torture and killing surrounding a uest you re never sure the point of The technicalities of the writing probably mean some people will love it and others will hate it Those whonjoy dark fantasy may like the story but readers hoping for something lighter uplifting or positive should probably steer clear of this one I rather wish I had Wow Fantasy is not my usual genre and I was late to Game of Thrones and I ve still not finished the series but this this was amazing James has created a complex at times overwhelmingly so world set in Africa with characters that will stun you Tracker is a fascinating creature and his uest is one you ll find yourself barreling along with I honestly don t know what to write about this Figuere, C: Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis except to suggest that you try itven if you like me are not a fantasy reader I read this on kindle and would strongly urge others to read it in hard copy like you know book format because you will find yourself wanting to refer to the list of characters and to occasionally check things you think you read Atlas of Indian Nations earlier That isn t a criticism by any means only a suggestion to make this immersive readnjoyable Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC I m very much looking forward to the next installment. Nt world a lost child an Florida's Seashells: A Beachcomber's Guide extraordinary hunter and a mystery with many answersThe child is dead There is nothing left to know Tracker is a hunter known throughout the thirteen kingdoms as one who has a nose and he always works alone But he breaks his own rule when hired to find a lost child he finds himself part of a group of hunters all searching for the same boy Each of these companions is stranger and dangerous than the last from a giant to a witch to a shape shifting Leopard andach "Has Secrets Of Their OwnAs The Mismatched "secrets of their ownAs the mismatched follow the boy s scent from perfumed citadels to infested rivers to the Las edades de Sevilla enchanted darklands and beyond set upon atvery turn by creatures intent on destroying them Tracker starts to wonder who really is this mysterious boy Why do so many people want to stop him being found And most important of all who is telling the truth and who is lying Marlon James weaves a tapestry of breathtaking adventure through a world at once ancient and startlingly modern And against this Secretos Subterráneos de los Mundos Olvidados. Cueva de los Tayos exhilarating backdrop of magic and violence hexplores the fundamentals of truth the limits of power the Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies (English Edition) excesses of ambition and our need to understand them all Black Leopard Red Wolf is the first novel in Marlon James s Dark Star Trilog. Filled with gratuitous and rampant cursing sexuality violence and brutality Too muchven for fans of dark fantasy I could not finish it The Fundamental Ideal Of Using fundamental ideal of using influences for the world building is fantastic it appears strange and familiar at the same time Unfortunately the Blue Hope. Exploring And Caring For Earth's Magnificent Ocean execution of the story itself is so flawed as to make the book unreadable for most people As other reviewers have pointed out it s so dark that I struggled to find any joy in reading the story There is so muchmphasis on bodily functions both sexual and scatological it comes off almost comical at times because most of it is gratuitous and not GERMANE TO THE PLOT MOST OF THE CHARACTERS ESPECIALLY to the *PLOT MOST OF THE CHARACTERS ESPECIALLY *Most of the characters The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans especially are irredeemable and impossible to relate to I couldn t find myself rooting for any of them and the success or failure of their uest was meaningless to me Speaking of the uest the main mystery turns out to be related to something that happened six generations back and this story line is abandoned at thend of the book as we switch to a simplistic revenge plot line instead None of this is helped by the mostly non linear story telling The writing and prose are good the author is very talented in that way but this is unfortunately a big miss on what could have really been a very original setting to an World War II Map by Map epic fantasy This book was marketed as Game of Thrones in Africa or if Tolkien had used African mythology instead of Norse I see the logic of these representations but these comparisons don t accurately portray the tone language or violence of the novelA much better description would be that it s like if Salmon Rushdie or Haruki Murakami wrote the Walking Dead The book is much closer to a work of literature than popular fantasy fiction in its style The storytelling is non linear with stories in stories like nesting dolls all told from the point of view of a very unreliable narrator And the content is much closer to the walking dead than Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones The deaths and rapes are freuent unfairly doled out gruesome and gratuitous It s just that instead of zombies the monsters come from African folklore and mythologyI personally really liked this book But I think several of the other A fantasy world as well realized as anything Tolkien made with language as powerful as Angela Carter s It s as deep and crafty as Gene Wolfe bloodier than Robert E Howard and all Marlon James I cannot wait for the next instalment Neil Gaiman Stand aside Beowolf There s a newpic hero slashing his way into our heartsJames is clear cutting space for a whole new kingdom Black Leopard Red Wolf rises up from the mists of time glistening like viscera James has spun an African fantasy as vibrant complex and haunting as any Western mythology Washington Post A miracle If Charles R Saunders Imaro series opened the door to new ways of telling COLLAPSE HOW SOCIETIES CHOOSE TO FAIL OR SUCCEED epic fantasy and NK Jemisin s Inheritance trilogy leapt over the threshold then Marlon James Black Leopard Red Wolf just ripped the whole damn door off its hinges Tor I can honestly say I cannot wait for the next instalment John Burnside Spectator Marlon James possesses almost frightening levels of talent His work is wholly original while paying homage to all the important literary ancestors An archetypalpic for the 21st century Forbes Black Leopard Red Wolf heralds the arrival of fantasy s next great saga and reaffirms James as one of the greatest storytellers of his generation BookPage One of the

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you have strong stomach you will probably find this book a rewarding read I love fantasy and was xcited to try this book it had all the makings of a classic fantasy pic A group of misfits Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West each with their own special skill trying to work together to find a kidnapped child who seems to be important to warring groups of royals African history and mythology coming to life as our group crosses the land and fights demons vampires magic andach otherIt took me about one hundred pages to start getting into Black Leopard Red Wolf The writing style took a lot of getting used to not just because it is told as if the narrator is telling stories but because he jumps around There s no chronological order we don t really meet characters as much as they just appear and things are rarely Geschichte Österreichs: Reclams Ländergeschichten (German Edition) explained or described When Tracker finally gets to telling us the story of him getting paid to join up with a group searching for a child who was kidnapped three years ago the pace picks up and the story gets mostlyasier to follow We still don t really know who any of the characters are or why they are doing anything We get a lot of stories to Núvols I Fenòmens Meteorològics (Miniguies de natura) explain why things happen and who people are but it s also understood pretty much up front that at least half of what anyone says will be a lie Thend result being I didn t have much of an Historia De Los Cambios Climaticos (Historia y Biografías) emotional connection to any of the characters and liked themven less including Tracker who despite being our narrator isn t likable but instead is mostly an arrogant misogynistic jerk ven to the few characters who try to get along with himPages of descriptions still left me with no image in my head of what I was supposed to be seeing during the traveling many of the magical beings met along the way got no description because Tracker assumes we know what he s talking about But let it come to killing something one rape torture or any other horrible thing and don t worry those pisodes get described in such minute detail you can smell the blood and gutsThere were times when I enjoyed the story telling narrative when it reminded me of The the story telling narrative when it reminded me of The as Homer descri. Ost talked about and influential adventure Davis, M: Late Victorian Holocausts (Essential Mike Davis) epics since George RR Martin s A Song of Ice and Fire was transformed into Game of Thrones Kirkus This book begins like a fever dream and merges into world upon world of deadly fairy tales rich with political magic Black Leopard Red Wolf is a fabulous cascade of storytelling Sink right in I guarantee you will be swept downstream Louise Erdrich Black Leopard Red Wolfaffirms James s place as one of our most talented living authors Literary Hub What marks James s tale as his own is the wondervoked through descriptive unrelenting prose along with a focus on a distinct mythology cobbled from history and folk tale A propulsive narrative The GuardianThe Sunday Times Number 1 Bestseller and A New York Times Bestseller Black Leopard Red Wolf is the kind of novel I never realized I was missing until I read it A dangerous hallucinatory ancient Africa which becomes a fantasy world as well realized as anything Tolkien made with language as powerful as Angela Carter s I cannot wait for the next installment Neil GaimanIn this stunning follow up to his Man Booker winning A Brief History of Seven Killings Marlon James draws on a rich tradition of African mythology fantasy and history to imagine an ancie.  Black Leopard, Red Wolf: Dark Star Trilogy Book 1 (English Edition)