Category: Short Stories/Novellas

Now Borrowing: The Ballad of..

Now Borrowing: The Ballad of Black Tom

Overall Review: The Ballad of Black Tom is slick and striking in its simplicity. Charles Thomas Tester’s story starts as a deceptively short jaunt along the edges of the magical underworld resting somewhere just beyond our field of vision. In few words, Victor La Valle breathes life into the Jazzy 1920s giving us a glimpse at the […]

March 1, 2017
0 Comments

Now Borrowing: Binti

Now Borrowing: Binti

Overall review – 5 out of 5: This deceptively simple tale is a fast paced yet compelling journey of strength, sacrifice, self-awareness, and ultimately homecoming. Absolutely worth the afternoon you give up to read it. Binti is the telling of a young woman striking out on her own in search of knowledge; reaching for a destiny bigger than […]

August 26, 2016
0 Comments