Shots Fired in the Melting Pot

Shots Fired in the Melting Pot


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ISBN-13: 9781543281484
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/22/2017
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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Shots Fired in the Melting Pot 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.