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Brown Girl in the Ring
- Written by: Nalo Hopkinson
- Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
- Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
It is the late 21st century, and due to the economic breakdown and rising crime rate, nearly every citizen has fled Toronto. The city is a slum, populated by the homeless, the poor, and criminals like Rudy, who uses the power of voodoo to help him control the booming drug market. But also left behind are people like Ti-Jeanne, who hope to use voodoo to help rebuild the city, even as Canada's privileged population turns to Toronto to begin harvesting human organs.
Creolization Of Writing
- By Emily Heard on 2019-12-23
How was this ever nominated for an award?
Quit listening after 2 hours. My book club is reading this and it seems everyone feels the same way. It starts out with super clunky exposition, all tell and no show, and while that aspect improves slightly, the story in not engaging. The characters feel cookie cutter, the protagonist's emotional swings are nonsensical , and most scenes are built around narrative convenience. All in all, it feels like a spec fiction title by someone who has never read any spec fiction. World-building is an art, but Hopkinson seems to have missed the memo. Lastly, the reader is far below the standard I've come to expect from Audible.