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The Black Sun

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In The Black Sun, the background is the lush and violent island of Haiti, where a handsome, brawny young New Englander has come to claim his Caribbean plantation. Here on his island in the sun, Armes Holbrook falls in love with another man's wife, becomes enmeshed with a lovely half-caste who initiates him into the strange and sensual rites of voodoo, and plays a blazing a ...more
Paperback, 560 pages
Published October 1st 1969 by Macmillan (first published 1966)
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Louise Sinclair
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favourites from this author and an introduction to Henry Christophe, the only black British man to become a monarch.
Armes Holbrook journies from New England to take over his tropical plantation. He meets Henry Christophe, the sensual, evil Topaze and Ali his devoted young slave.
Armes falls in love with Atheneé, wife to another man amidst the uprising of the slaves.
Rioting, adultery and a raw sexuality.
This novel is strangely haunting with some poignant scenes and strong likeable charac
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Heather
The first two-thirds of this book were boring. There's only so much seducing of women that someone can read before they roll their eyes and say, "Is it *really* worth reading the rest of this? Is this what the whole book is going to be about?" I literally had moments where I just wanted to put the book down and move on to something more interesting. Luckily, I pushed through and was able to finish the story. I'm glad I did because the last third of the book--which presents the birth of Haiti--is ...more
Karishma
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read this book many, many years ago, and I remembered everything about it, except the name. The story was so haunting, with the American who believed in equality, to his slave Ali, the imposing Henry Christophe, and the lovely French woman with whom he falls in love.
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Jun 02, 2012 rated it liked it
The first half of the book was really good. Loved it. Second half boring and could not wait to finish it. Second half could of been better.
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