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Death comes for the cast and crew of the hit comedy TV Show Chocolate City, impacting not only their personal lives but the prospect of their show's continued success. As each member sinks into their own past, and the spirits of those that came before, the tragedies continue. Maurice Broaddus weaves a tale of intimate nightmare and dark discovery in a compelling exploratio ...more
Paperback, 91 pages
Published May 4th 2009 by Shroud Publishing
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Aug 19, 2009 Michele Lee rated it really liked it
I have a mental list of movies I've seen, and I don't regret seeing them, but I never want to see them again. What Dreams May Come, Philadelphia, A.I and Funny Games all have their places on this list. Slowly I'm forming a list of books that I've enjoyed and would recommend, but never I want to read again. Devil's Marionette by Maurice Broaddus is definitely edging its way onto this list.
There's nothing technically wrong with this novella about the cast of a black skit show/sitcom descending i ...more
DEVIL'S MARIONETTE is dubbed a horror story and it did contain the boogeyman but it failed to scare or thrill me. Broaddus focused too much attention on the battle of network executives and producers to get black actors to "clown" themselves for ratings like modern day "Amos and Andy" characters. If more emphasis had been put in enhancing the horror scenes, the fear factor would have been there. It came off as though he was on his soapbox about the issue, which surprisingly is being debated toda ...more