Just the premise alone, “Zombies roaming around during the Civil War” sparked my curiosity. And with just a few pages in, I was hooked.
It was great revisiting this book after having read it in high school over two decades ago. The layers of social commentary are even more apparent and poignant today than they were then.
Erma Bombeck said there is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. Like Freddy Nock on a tightrope, Trevor Noah walks that line superbly. This book is hilarious, touching, inspiring, honest and witty: a masterpiece.
Sometimes you get lucky and come across a book that is as good as the hype, and The Hate U Give is definitely one of them (even better than the movie). I recommend this book to any-and-everyone. It’s a powerful, enlightening, and engaging emotional roller-coaster.
I was in awe of Adeyemi’s writing, and with every flip of the page you get the feeling you’ve just discovered the next great writer in the world of fantasy literature.
This book was given to me as gift shortly after my mother passed away, and over a decade later, I still crack it open (notice the wear-and-tear). Full of motivational and lesson-filled stories you can read over and over again, this book has something for every mood and situation.
Anson Mount’s portrayal of Captain Pike suddenly made me yearn for a Pike-centric Star Trek series. And although CBS may not be planning a spin-off, Star Trek Discovery: The Enterprise War is good enough of a read to satisfy that yearning … for now.
If you are a fan of Afrofuturism, Historical fiction and/or Mecha Anime, this is definitely a series to checkout.
An openhearted, unflinching, and unapologetic piece of Zimbabwean sociopolitical commentary.