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An Accidental Affair by Eric Jerome Dickey
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Apr 02, 2012

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bookshelves: library, african-american

EJD's recent works all seem to follow the same pattern (at least the last two I have read.) Someone commits a crime, then spends the rest of the book on the run. All the characters are the same, just different names.

In this one, writer James Thicke, flies into a violent rage, attacking Johnny Handsome, who had sex with James' wife, famous actress Regina Baptiste, on camera. James then flees away to an apartment complex, where he gives a fake name and has sex with many of the women in the building.

As I said, all the characters in these books seem to act the same way. And, just like EJD did in Tempted by Trouble with continuing to repeat Eddie Coyle's full name all the time, he does the same thing in here, with repeating characters' full names over and over (in this case, Regina Baptiste), I don't know why this bugs me so much, but I wish he would stop.

This was not a bad read at all, but again, I like the diversity and uniqueness in EJD's earlier works, that seems to be missing from his newer novels.
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Reading Progress

April 2, 2012 – Shelved
June 19, 2012 – Started Reading
June 19, 2012 – Shelved as: library
June 19, 2012 – Shelved as: african-american
June 19, 2012 –
page 26
June 20, 2012 –
page 62
June 21, 2012 –
page 100
June 21, 2012 –
page 130
June 22, 2012 –
page 157
June 23, 2012 –
page 196
June 23, 2012 –
page 233
June 24, 2012 –
page 298
June 24, 2012 –
page 342
June 25, 2012 – Finished Reading

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