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Drum (Falconhurst #2)

3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  223 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
The world of DRUM is a world of brutality, lust and miscegenation… where chained Negroes are sold like cattle…. Where prize specimens, male and female are chosen to work in exotic bordellos, and on slave-breeding plantations… where masters, drunk with the power of life and death, force their slaves to entertain them with unspeakable acts.
Slaves and Masters...
Mass Market Paperback, 512 pages
Published March 12th 1976 by Fawcett Books (first published 1962)
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Nov 21, 2011 Karla rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of pulpy trash
Recommended to Karla by: Lynn
A wise person once said on the internets:
Admittedly, I am a fan of this type of garbage. Some might think - you're a Black woman, why would you read books like this? Well, I adore horror novels too, but I don't condone the slaughter of teenagers with chainsaws...

Because of the sticky issue of race and a generation of the PC Thought Police, there's a little voice in the back of my mind that wants to have a valid and "socially-approved" reason for loving this genre so much. There's no straw to gra
Jul 13, 2011 Ij rated it it was amazing
I read this book many years ago. I don't remember the whole story; however, I remember it is about slavery in the U.S. I think this is a historical fiction because the book actually reflexes many of the atrocities that actually occurred during slavery. The characters are not real; however, slave owners, overseers, and slaves are a historical fact. Slaves had to work as house and field slaves under owners and overseers who saw them as property rather than human beings. Slaves had to live in poor ...more
Aug 07, 2012 Freelance rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

First time reading this book, it was for a friend who wanted help writing her book report for her class. She told me that everytime she would read it, she would get so infuriated that she would throw the book on the floor and stomp it repeatedly. This was in 1964. In my opinion, it gave a very different aspect of the south, slavery, and the unique relationship that exists between the African-American's even of today. By the time "Root" was made into a movie, it was so similar to Onstotts novel b

Jan 25, 2014 Jeannie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm re-reading books I read while a pre-teen. Lord only knows this was not a proper book for me to be reading at that age but the thrill of knowing such is what made it all the more fun. Ha. For some reason I have an odd attraction to the books in this series. I'm enjoying them today as much as I did then and this one was no exception.
Feb 16, 2010 Steve rated it liked it
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Apr 20, 2011 Jon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Lord! Vivid, graphically told chronicle of three generations of slaves. The story begins in Africa (with elements that are quite similar to what later appeared in the minseries Roots) and follows a young man who is sold into slavery by his greedy family. This slave, Tamboura, becomes involved with a Cuban master and his beautiful mistress. The second phase concerns his son, Drum, and Drum's life with the mistress who is now a bordello madam in New Orleans. The final part is about Drum's son ...more
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Jan 22, 2015 Holly Raver rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book years ago and it was so good and if you get the change to read it is will take you back to this time and era when theirs lives were hell....I cried thru the whole book......
Athul AR
May 31, 2016 Athul AR rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Depiction of the condition and mindset of the African slaves was very good
Rick Brindle
Jan 31, 2013 Rick Brindle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I've cleared out my bookshelves many times, but this one always stays. I've read it several times too. It's an excellent, evocative story abut slavery, taking the reader back in time, as though you were there. Very well written, with vivid characters, all believable, no cliched right and wrong characters, just a great story. Although the fate of the three principal characters leave the reader pondering the moral of our fate for tasting forbidden fruit.
Scarlet Drakonin
I don't have the exact read start and finish dates on many books I have read this year. The dates are approximated, as I have been in & out of the hospital, and on bed rest, and read 2-5 books a day depending on the book & length and my ability to focus. All dates are approximated, by month.
Nov 28, 2012 Laurie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. Could not put it down. Read it on vacation with my sister. Mom read it years ago and still talks about it being a cant put down book. Took long time to find 2 hard copies a few years back but did it. Won't ever get rid of it, it has a permanent home on my bookshelf. :-)
Dec 27, 2008 Charles rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I think a book called "Mandingo" basically started the "Plantation" fiction craze and this was a follow-up to that. I barely made it through it. Long and boring, I thought. I pretty much was just scanning toward the end.
Chris Gager
Hard to rate after so many years. Lot's of sex for sure. White on white, white on black, black on black, black on white, etc. Date read is a guess.
Aug 08, 2011 Bobby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
started out slow but still a good book
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