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In Every Mirror She's Black


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Loved the story, mixed on the writing

Created: 09/13/21

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Prufrock

Join Date: 11/14/12

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Loved the story, mixed on the writing

I found myself drawn in by the stories of these three women and what it was like for them as Black women in Sweden. I must admit that at times the narrative read like a dime store bodice ripper and this was somewhat off-putting to me. I didn't feel this so much as I progressed through the book and got into their respective stories, but it almost had me wanting to put the book down and walk away early on. Were other's bothered by this?


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beckyd

Join Date: 07/31/19

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RE: Loved the story, mixed on the ...

Like Prufrock, I too thought it was going to be "bodice ripper" and almost regretted requesting it.
I wonder if that was added to draw in younger readers early in the story. This is never the first topic I look for in a novel, but if it is tastefully added and actually contributes to the story, that's fine.


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nancyh

Join Date: 06/25/13

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RE: Loved the story, mixed on the ...

I really loved story and am happy I requested it. I find this so often, you offer books I would probably not picked up and found good reading. Book Browse has expanded my reading. I did not feel it was a "bodice ripper" or that it had a over amount of sex.


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RebeccaF

Join Date: 08/24/14

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RE: Loved the story, mixed on the ...

I agree with Prufrock that it was closer to a romance novel than I was expecting, especially the descriptions of Kemi's reaction to Ragnar, being unable to resist his magnetism.


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