Friday, August 14, 2009

part 1 of 2...

*clears throat* first ladies and gentlemen, i will begin with a rant...

so i managed to finish reading "Rock Star" by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb and i have to vent my first i was lulled into a false sense of security with a great hero and a great heroine. however, things didn't stay that way forever. relatively early in the story, the hero remained pretty cool but the heroine transformed from a charming, in-control, self-made, intelligent sista to a couldn't-think-for-herself, spinelss, child who tolerated racism in disappointing fashion. even worse, the transformation held and she stayed that way for pretty much the rest of the story.

it was all i could do to not set the book on fire (that's right, no computer burning this time, the book was a paperback). i mean, romance def. took a back seat in a story that should've been titled "racism in america: a history." it was an unofficial text book perpetrating as an interracial romance novel, ugh! as a woman of color in an interracial marriage who has studied black history i am well aware of ppl's prejudices, doesn't mean i want to pay good money to read about it in my fiction. isn't that what non-fiction is for? yes, i do enjoy escapism. i also don't mind a couple discussing race during a romance novel. it's just that i don't need to be bombarded with racism while trying to read about love. and if things couldn't get any worse, there was also some sexism snuck into the book as well - so not cool >:- (yeah, that's my angry face)

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