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A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
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Marlon James deserves an award for this work of art. I am in awe. I cannot remember the last time I read a book in horror, shock, awe, and even laughed out loud. I think every Jamaican should read this book- it is so authentic you feel the culture coming off the pages of the book.
When people ask me what is the book is about I have a hard time explaining because it is not about any one thing. Yes, Bob Marley is a focus but it is so much more than that. You get a raw look into ghetto life, Jamaican politics, the drug trade and a history of the island.
Yes, the book is entirely long and there were times when I felt like, when is this gonna end and then there are times when I pray for it not to end.
Marlon James, you are a genius. This book made my year.
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Reading Progress

December 9, 2014 – Shelved
December 9, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
December 18, 2014 – Started Reading
December 25, 2014 –
page 380
55.23%
December 26, 2014 – Finished Reading
January 29, 2016 – Shelved as: absolute-favorite
January 29, 2016 – Shelved as: all-the-feels
January 29, 2016 – Shelved as: caribbean-books
January 29, 2016 – Shelved as: cant-shut-up-about-this
January 29, 2016 – Shelved as: edge-of-your-pages
January 29, 2016 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
January 29, 2016 – Shelved as: life-changing
January 29, 2016 – Shelved as: marathon-read
January 29, 2016 – Shelved as: real-life-sh-t
October 18, 2018 – Shelved as: books-i-want-to-own-phyiscally

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message 1: by Ruth (new) - added it

Ruth Lol well that jus solidified my iffiness to read or not


BookOfCinz Ruth wrote: "Lol well that jus solidified my iffiness to read or not"

OMG. NO read it. it was so worth it In the end. trust me


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