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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Alyson Books (Oct. 1 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555833721
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555833725
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,855,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on July 1 2003
Format: Paperback
Great sequel about Pookie and Lil'Bit's love and family life together
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This and Bboy blues are my favorite books.. I also have to admit that this is the first Gay book I read and i was quite taken by it. there's a lot of conflict which interests the reader, and it beautilly entices the reader to want to know what's gonna happen next.
Raheim and Little Bit make a good couple, vry mature.. very REALISTIC! and I think this is great, I love it.. the front cover is beautiful, great job!
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Really, this book ain't all that bad, but it appealed to me the least of all of the series so far. I honestly couldn't put my finger on what disappointed me so much. I did enjoy the look into his past, but after reading it twice, I am still left with no desire to read it again. At first, I thought it was Pooquie's narration that annoyed me, but after reading the 4th novel in the series, I ruled that out. My suggestion would be that all fans of the first novel definitely read this one, but only so they can better understand the 3rd novel. Don't get your hopes up over liking this one, but definitely don't avoid it.
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By nobie on Oct. 9 2000
Format: Paperback
I had to read this book after finishing the first book. My uncles girlfriend wouldn't even let me read the first one from all the sex in it... So I took it upon my self to read that one of my own. I went to the library, took it out and read it... she lent me the 2nd and the third one... which I read like in 2-3 days... this is just a conintuation of the first one... Instead of this book talking about the perspective of Mitchell Crawford AKA Little Bit... It talks from Raheim Rivers Aka Pooquie's history background and perspective...
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By Adrianna on Sept. 27 2000
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This book was very well written. James Hardy shows a passion that I have not seen in writers in a long time. JEH writes of a love story that is so familiar to any sexual preference. Pooquie really comes alive in this book. He is an intelligent, loving, and profound man. Little Bit is just the man that Pooquie needs to encourage him, love him, and make everything jood. My hat's off to Mr. Hardy for a book of magnificent love!
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Maybe I wasn't as gripped as I was with B-BOY BLUES, but THE 2nd TIME AROUND did have it's good points. Rahiem's love for his son and his devotion to his true love kept the story in place. I was glad to be on the inside track as Rahiem began to go upscale with his modeling career, but to tell the truth, even with all the juicy secrets and backstory, his character didn't have the same appeal without his other half. Still, one truly enjoyable ride.
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I absolutely loved B Boy Blues when it came out. The author created a unique writing style, firmly anchored in the everyday speech and real people of a special community, and told a story of universal appeal in that style. As with most sequels, 2nd Time Around is 'pastoral' in character. B Boy Blues is, by necessity, character- and plot-driven. In 2nd Time Around, we know the personas of the characters and how they communicate, and there is time to get into their heads more deeply -- who is where on various political and social issues, to say nothing of their own developing identities. In the end -- able craftsman that he is -- the author shows that it is all relevant to a skillfully insinuated plot that ties together like a classic pastoral comedy in the end. I was raised, long before the days of political correctness and the purchase of social status through elevated literary pretentions, on the down-to-earth value of 'dialect' literature. I was, and still am, completely in love with the dialect works of James Whitcomb Riley ("The Bear Story") and Paul Laurence Dunbar ("Little Brown Baby"). Since then, I've discovered that many languages have masters of the same approach -- Abu Nuas in Arabic comes to mind. The fact is, you can say the most profound things and make the most on-target observations in the spoken language that gets us from rising up to lying down every day. And so can James Earl Hardy. I can't wait to read the third in this series.
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I absolutely loved B Boy Blues when it came out. The author created a unique writing style, firmly anchored in the everyday speech and real people of a special community, and told a story of universal appeal in that style. As with most sequels, 2nd Time Around is 'pastoral' in character. B Boy Blues is, by necessity, character- and plot-driven. In 2nd Time Around, we know the personas of the characters and how they communicate, and there is time to get into their heads more deeply -- who is where on various political and social issues, to say nothing of their own developing identities. In the end -- able craftsman that he is -- the author shows that it is all relevant to a skillfully insinuated plot that ties together like a classic pastoral comedy in the end. I was raised, long before the days of political correctness and the purchase of social status through elevated literary pretentions, on the down-to-earth value of 'dialect' literature. I was, and still am, completely in love with the dialect works of James Whitcomb Riley ("The Bear Story") and Paul Laurence Dunbar ("Little Brown Baby"). Since then, I've discovered that many languages have masters of the same approach -- Abu Nuas in Arabic comes to mind. The fact is, you can say the most profound things and make the most on-target observations in the spoken language that gets us from rising up to lying down every day. And so can James Earl Hardy. I can't wait to read the third in this series.
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