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Let’s Read 2020 Deacon King Kong by James McBride

I spent more time to read on 2020. So, let's read 2020 Deacon King Kong by James McBride on Apple Books.

I spent more time to read on 2020. So, let’s read 2020 Deacon King Kong by James McBride on Apple Books.

Oprah calls her new book club pick “inspiring, with a Shakespearean cast of characters—and funny too.” James McBride’s first novel since 2013’s The Good Lord Bird isn’t a whodunit—it’s a whydunit.

Set in a sprawling housing project in ’60s Brooklyn, the book starts with a bang when “Sportcoat,” a moonshine-loving church deacon, shoots a young drug dealer in broad daylight.

Sportcoat doesn’t remember exactly what he’s done or why, but what unfolds is less a criminal investigation than a fast-moving and loopy story that seamlessly veers from murder mystery to bawdy slapstick comedy to heartfelt meditation on grief, love, and community.

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As everyone in the neighborhood reacts to the crime in their own unique fashion, we get to know a rich array of charming, complex characters with great nicknames like Hot Sausage, Sister Bum-Bum, and the Elephant. Deacon King Kong is a big, vibrant novel with a wonderful sense of its place and time.

It’s an absolute joy to read.

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1 comment on “Let’s Read 2020 Deacon King Kong by James McBride

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