Shots Fired in the Melting Pot is true to its name with six natural enemies living together in a New York City loft. This playful romantic thriller is a delectable experience that will push the boundaries of human emotions and tolerance. Where else in the world can you find a cop and criminal; a celebrity and paparazzi; and a conservative and liberal, all forced to exist in one space?
Every character has a sharp wit and a sharper tongue. Readers will enjoy peeling back the layers of secrets that may leave them awestruck by the depth of their revelations. A timeless ride that is as unpredictable as its diverse characters. This taut novel offers something for everyone.
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This book could have been a clever concept filled out with interesting characters, but every single sentence was filled with gratuitous description. "The disappointed policeman," "the anxious television producer," "the nervous former cia agent." It's okay to use a simple pronoun, and if you can't show us that someone's anxious or nervous, then it's not going to do any good to tell us. Again and again.
Funny, unique, clever! I picked this up on a whim, and what a surprising book this turned out to be! I loved the pairing of the disparate characters (Fassim the paparazzi photographer and Jazzy the comedian may have been my favorite though). It made for some awesomely witty and sharp dialogue (and somewhat reminded me of a grown-up book version of the movie The Breakfast Club). The characters’ interactions aren’t just humorous; they really make you think about people’s beliefs and motivations and how whether people are the same or different goes beyond how they present themselves to the rest of the world. There’s one conversation between all of them about sexuality that goes so beyond superficiality that it will stick with you long after you read it. And Fassim and Jazzy have a moment that packs a huge emotional impact as Fassim sees how the two of them share certain experiences in their lives. Author T. C. Clover is so good at setting up the characters and placing them within the plot arc that is truly a fun ride. You won’t regret giving Shots Fired in the Melting Pot a chance. I would recommend this book for lovers of intelligent and heartfelt contemporary fiction.