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Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Heartbreak of The Kid

The Kid is not a book for wimps. 

Sapphire brings us the story of Abdul, son of the recently deceased Precious Jones, heroine of Push: A Novel.

Sapphire has a gift with language, writing poetic, heartbreaking prose about the raw and ugly corners of the human psyche.  The Kid has moments of breathtaking beauty, when Abdul lets dance take over his body and his keen, intelligent mind.  It also has explicitly disturbing passages of abuse, pain, and utter revulsion. 

Come over to the BlogHer Book Club and see what I thought of The Kid.  Stay for a while to read some of the other reviews and join the discussion about this undeniably powerful story.

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5 Comments:

  • At August 13, 2011 at 3:30 PM , Anonymous Chaton Turner said...

    I had the privilege of meeting Sapphire last year and hearing her read her material. She is one of the most provocative and talented writers alive. thanks for sharing your thoughts on "The Kid". --Your Newest Follower http://chatonsworld.blogspot.com.

     
  • At August 13, 2011 at 3:40 PM , Anonymous jentos23 said...

    Ok, so I just read your book review, but didn't comment over there because I need a password.
    Great job on the book review. I'm not sure I want to read that book though; it sounds almost too painful.

     
  • At August 14, 2011 at 3:12 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    Thanks for following!  I'm sure it was a very powerful read coming directly from Sapphire!

     
  • At August 15, 2011 at 1:52 PM , Anonymous Aleta said...

    I have heard of the book.  Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

     
  • At August 17, 2011 at 3:05 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    It's a beautifully ugly, painful read.  I'm not saying it's not worth it, but it is absolutely gut-wrenching.

     

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