An Array Of Emotions

An Array Of Emotions

by Marcus Webb

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ISBN-13: 9781939828408
Publisher: Light Switch Press
Publication date: 09/22/2015
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

I, Marcus Webb, was born in North Las Vegas. I was raised by a single mother who raised myself, my sister, and one brother. I was the second oldest. As a child I had a hard time not having my father there for me. As a result of this I routinely found myself seeking guidance from other males in the neighborhood that were up to no good.
I was doing pretty well up to the age of thirteen when I eventually began hanging around the local drug dealers and gang members. I was associated with the Crips and even began pedaling drugs for them. I embarked on the street life with the Donna Street Crips until the age of seventeen. I was fortunate to get out because my mother wanted more for me. After moving to a better neighborhood my mother got me a job. I remained in North Las Vegas until I was twenty-three years old and relocated to Milwaukee, WI. After arriving in Milwaukee I began studying in the libraries. I joined the Nation of Islam (NOI). I stayed in the Nation four years and decided to get out because my creative mind was forced to be put on halt. I then studied at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) in the liberal arts. I then went to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) outreach where I studied playwriting. I wrote my first play in 2007 it was titled A Rose From Heaven. I had a nice turnout when it performed for the public. I then produced a play 30 & Wanting which got reviewed in the Milwaukee Community Journal. I then produced a play Three Lives and One Family which got taken on Hansberry Sands Theatre Company. I also produced a short film titled Lovely, and a featured film titled Black Republican. I am now introducing my book An Array of Emotions which is a compilation of short stories, monologues, poems, novellas, and songs. I aspire to become a bestselling author and Broadway playwright.

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An Array Of Emotions 2.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very stereotypical of African Americans. The author uses a voice at times that is unnatural, unreliable and ruins the flow of the book. Some parts of the book, like the poetry was better than others, but not by much. I purchased this book because I have seen a few plays by the author and had high expectations. My expectations soared upon the release of this debacle, then crashed and burned upon reading this mixture of something that is not even recognizable as art. I hope the next work is more focused and better written. I'm very disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is too much of the wrong stuff (errors, incomplete thoughts, repetitiveness, silliness) and not enough of the good stuff (well used metaphors and description, well structured dialogue. I think Langston Hughes would be mortified that anyone would compare his works to this mess.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Something stinks! It's not a bird, nor a plane or the ghetto, the stench is coming from this book. My most hated art of the book was Married And Forbidden. This part was the most putrid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I give a 5 for effort but a 1 for content and execution. Not a very good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book SUCKS! Don't even waste your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so wanted to like this book. I know the author from Facebook and he talked about it consistently. The release was postponed a few times and the author even stated he was working with an editor. I am familiar with this author's other work and it has never disappointed - until now. This book is down right maudlin and tacky. If you look at the product details, this work is compared to Langston Hughes. Really, a third rate, grammatical error filled book, comparable to one of the most prolific African American writers is an insult. In fact, one of the reviewers stated that "what books don't have errors?" Well the type of errors this book has shouldn't even be there at all considering the author was working with an editor and the numerous amount of times the book release was delayed. Errors take away from the meaning and intended message of the author. I will review a free sample before purchasing any future works from this author. For almost ten bucks, I could of went to a movie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a strong suspicion that larrylove and life are both one in the same and are the author, Marcus Webb. There is a pattern in the wording and grammatical errors, like neglecting to put an "s" at the end of words that should be plural. Clearly, I am not a hater. I purchased a book with my hard earned money and have the right to rate it and express my opinion. As a writer, Mr. Webb, you should have the common sense to know that when you release a body of work to the public, it is not longer your work. Intellectually and from a royalty standpoint it is, but not from a view point of your audience. Everything you write, people are not going to like. To me, this book is a rough draft and it is like you are trying to find a voice. I have my undergraduate degree in English Literature and have read work from Langston Hughes to Joseph Conrad and Geoffrey Chaucer. I have wrote non-fiction professionally and have had my work picked apart by editors. So I know all to well the effort that goes into writing. Perhaps, this body of work will touch someone else, but it did not strike the epicenter of my literary core. It did not leave me with any impression or of wanting more. It just didn't work for me. That is my truth, my opinion and if t makes me a hater for saying that, then clearly you cannot take criticism and shouldn't be a writer. A writer is someone who takes criticism and grows from it. But clearly, you lack maturity like your book.
Thewriter1 More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish there was an option for zero stars. There are no words in the English language to describe how putrid this is about as horrid as the author himself. He is a local poet. There is way more talent in terms of writing and creativity in the Milwaukee area than this mess. The author should make a vow to never write again as it is an insult to writers, avid readers and the general public. This garbage should be burned.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stop it B! - you pseudo wanna be intellectual - stop embarrassing yourself with this so called writing - my 5 year old makes up stories too & also uses improper grammar. My advice, take an  English & Grammar 101 class before you do anymore so called writing - you're a joke & an embarrassment to good African American writers.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BORING. LINEAR. AND A LOUSY READ.
CheGar More than 1 year ago
This book satisfied all of my emotions and secret desires. I can't wait for the next one.
ANGEL_CRITIQUE More than 1 year ago
If I could give this book half a star, I would. The only thing good about this piece of "literature" is the cover. Don't be fooled. Many grammatical errors, disjointed thoughts and lack of creativity. I could go on. I can appreciate the effort that goes into writing a book, but this felt like a rough draft. Just because someone chooses to label him/herself as a writer, does not make it true. Save your hard earned money.
larrylove More than 1 year ago
I honestly believe the Angel is a hater or knows the author personally. Therefore, you have to view his opinion as suspect. To be honest, the book is great! There are so many stories that I read that remind me of Langston Hughes short stories. I really like the variety of different writing styles. There is a few errors in the book, but what book doesn’t have any error? I give the book 5 stars because of the content of the book and the variety of different subject matters the author tries to address.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth giving a chance....This is a raw delivery of emotional experiences.  The writer brings to surface the battles of establishing presence as a father and man in "My Muse, My Love, My 911", then shines light on love and loss in "The Beautiful Butterfly" and goes on to value the wisdom of elders no matter how it comes to you in "Love Them Son and Let It Go".  The writing isn't literary prose but the experiences and emotions relayed are not distant from reality for one to relate and connect to.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book.