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I was expecting too much,
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This review is from: Half-Blood Blues: A Novel (Paperback)Whew! A great storyline, but sadly I did not enjoy the story. I guess I was expecting a lot more when I read the synopsis about the black jazz musicians living under Nazism. I really looked forward to reading and digesting this book, but I found it to be a rambling tale of these old men. The slang at times seemed to confuse me and after being stuck in the middle and getting nowhere, I decided to go to the end, and again I was disappointed when the friends finally met. I was expecting more of Hiero's life etc. etc., but it was really an anti climax. Have I missed something that others saw? Now a novel that should've won such acclaim was The Book of Negroes and it didn't.
Sorry, I so wanted to love this book but I couldn't.