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Drama

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Excellent!!!

I love this book and how the author touched based on real issues in life. He put a few twists in it. I recommend this book to everyone for a good read!!!

posted by Quiet_Storm95 on December 1, 2009

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Overstimulation

"Drama" focuses on the cohesiveness of three friends, Deb, Tammy and Lisa, who have shared experiences from childhood to adulthood as they try to meander through the complexities of their relationships and the drama that ensues. Sisterhood is the epitome of their cohes...
"Drama" focuses on the cohesiveness of three friends, Deb, Tammy and Lisa, who have shared experiences from childhood to adulthood as they try to meander through the complexities of their relationships and the drama that ensues. Sisterhood is the epitome of their cohesiveness.

I found "Drama" to be a menagerie of stereotypical characters, although their circumstances shed some light into issues such as date rape, bisexuality and single fathers. Unfortunately, as such, the author limited his characters' choices.

Also, the author exhibited a general lack of cultural sensitivity when he ascribed a new meaning to "AKA" while casting his characters in such low esteem and associating the motives of their sisterhood to be based on lustful pursuits of attractive black men with money or at least conspicuous consumers of such. For this trio, the height of vanity is the ultimate source of their pursuit of the perfect man and perfect relationship with lust as a guide. This theme has been played out. I didn't feel it was appropriate or neutral as conventionally "AKA" is associated most frequently with Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority incorporated, which is the first black sorority of women of color. It is not coincidental that the characters are referred to as a sisterhood but are cast in such a negative light. This is a slur on a historically black organization without justification.

While the storyline of "Drama" was interesting, the substance of the plot was trite.


Reviewed by: Gail

posted by OOSABookClub on November 29, 2009

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  • Posted November 29, 2009

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    Overstimulation

    "Drama" focuses on the cohesiveness of three friends, Deb, Tammy and Lisa, who have shared experiences from childhood to adulthood as they try to meander through the complexities of their relationships and the drama that ensues. Sisterhood is the epitome of their cohesiveness.

    I found "Drama" to be a menagerie of stereotypical characters, although their circumstances shed some light into issues such as date rape, bisexuality and single fathers. Unfortunately, as such, the author limited his characters' choices.

    Also, the author exhibited a general lack of cultural sensitivity when he ascribed a new meaning to "AKA" while casting his characters in such low esteem and associating the motives of their sisterhood to be based on lustful pursuits of attractive black men with money or at least conspicuous consumers of such. For this trio, the height of vanity is the ultimate source of their pursuit of the perfect man and perfect relationship with lust as a guide. This theme has been played out. I didn't feel it was appropriate or neutral as conventionally "AKA" is associated most frequently with Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority incorporated, which is the first black sorority of women of color. It is not coincidental that the characters are referred to as a sisterhood but are cast in such a negative light. This is a slur on a historically black organization without justification.

    While the storyline of "Drama" was interesting, the substance of the plot was trite.


    Reviewed by: Gail

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    ok

    it was just ok

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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