Alvin C. Romer

"The Jackal"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (2 of 3)
Location: Miami, FL USA
Birthday: July 30
In My Own Words:
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One Day I Saw a Black King: A Novel by J. D. Mason
One Day I Saw A Black King
by J.D. Mason
Lest we forget the compelling nature of a good story where poignancy meets poetic prowess, and when angst transforms to accept accord, literary tranquility can always define the aforementioned without missing a beat. Quickly on the heels (and none too soon) of her last book (On The Eight Day She Rested), author J.D. Mason has given us another just like the other one with her newest release, One Day I Saw A Black King. Character-driven stories with personnel strong in conviction, clarifying setting to determine tone and tenor, this is a story with all of the elements indicative to keep you riveted in your choice to read this book. It's… Read more
Like the First Time by Francis Ray
Like the First Time by Francis Ray
Is there any thing else to be said about Francis Ray that haven't already been articulated about her writing? Accolades notwithstanding, now comes the latest of a trail laden with evidence of things seen and brazenly reported upon - that when it comes to real page-turners, Ms Ray takes a back seat to none. Her current novel, Like the First Time gives us much of what we've become accustomed to with this author. I read it and enjoyed every page marveling at how a simple set of circumstances can weave a heart-felt string of persevered resolve into a kaleidoscope of success for the heroines of this story. The aforementioned is the gist of why I feel readers will embrace the story… Read more
Honey Well by Gloria Mallette
Honey Well by Gloria Mallette
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book!!, Jan. 26 2004
Gloria Mallette in the short space of four novels has managed to establish herself solidly among peers writing for the African-American literature set. With her first three novels (Weeping Willows Dance, Shades Of Jade, and Promises To Keep) Ms Mallette has done nothing to dispel that she shouldn't be a member of the club. Her fourth and current work confirms it. Now comes The Honey Well, which in my opinion, is easily the author's best work yet. It provides a subject matter rendered familiar in our society but unconventional by anyone else at this point writing about it. Every now and then you may come across a novel that will hold your rapt attention and allow artistic value to augment… Read more