"Thoughts of a Fractured Soul" tells a story of family and failed potential told through the reflective voice of the main character, Corey Thomas a.k.a Ace. Through a series of non-linear digressions, some brief and some extended, Corey catalogues the crucial moments of his life as he remembers. As these insights are pieced together, you are presented with a tale that digs deep into societal behaviours and reflects the contemporary structure of the modern family. ...
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I decided to buy Kern Carter's book because I came across his Twitter profile on Millennials one day. I liked the approach to writing on his website and followed him on Twitter because i like his honest, but expressive Tweets. I committed to buying the book and did so as I soon as I came upon it again. I actually like the book and was surprised by the mature sense of writing that Carter displayed. He is a great storyteller, providing the perfect balance of third-person narration and first person perspective so that you're in the story, but also know what's going on around the story. I immediately connected with as a Black Millennial trying to make his way in the world with a little money and a lot of hope and determination. It chronicles the up and down journey of Kern Carter, as he navigates college, work, love, and finding his purpose in life all way parenting as a very young man. The adults around him believe in his potential, but fear that the influences around him (particularly the girlfriend who was pregnant with his child and his friends) will pull him down. It is heartfelt, raw, and vulnerable in a way. I liked his stream-of-consciousness style (the book shows flashbacks from Kern's past that had an impact on the current scene), unexpectedly. (I was at first expecting a straightforward "Here's my life then and now" book.) Kern's approach made it more engaging and full of surprises. Once I got into it, I stayed in. I look forward to following him for future books. Kern Carter is a good writer.