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The Portable Promised Land #2020

The Portable Promised Land By Touré The Portable Promised Land Welcome to Soul City the fictional American metropolis where magic is as natural as sunshine With this inspired collection in which irreverent humor and sharp eyed social satire combine to produce un
  • Title: The Portable Promised Land
  • Author: Touré
  • ISBN: 9780316738361
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Portable Promised Land By Touré Welcome to Soul City, the fictional American metropolis where magic is as natural as sunshine With this inspired collection in which irreverent humor and sharp eyed social satire combine to produce unforgettable stories Toure emerges as one of the most talented and inventive young writers at work today.
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    About "Touré"

    1. Touré

      Tour Neblett is an American novelist, essayist, music journalist, cultural critic, and television personality.

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    1. Toure is a cultural critic first and a storyteller second, but he s still a damned fine storyteller He makes black lives matter in the most organic way possible, by showing how they are lived and what is important to the individuals who are living them, from moment to moment His fictional Soul City makes the perfect backdrop for characters who feel both larger than life and grounded in the real world I am confident that The Right Revren Daddy Love walks Toure s pages and the streets of Harrisbur [...]


    2. Hilarious This collection of short stories was a nice change to the sad and extensive fantasy novels i ve been reading lately You should pick this one up if you would like a literary change of pace.


    3. Twitter has sort of changed my view of Toure but this book fantastic Fresh, delightful I bought it three timesyou don t know me but usually when I lose a book that I ve already read, I cut my losses because I m cheap.


    4. This was an absolute pleasure Irreverent Full of formidable originality and creativity Endlessly fascinating and provocative This guy is sortof a genius and these are some of the best short stories I ve ever read Highly recommend this one.





    5. Such an incredible and beautifully written collection of short stories Tour s magical storytelling had me laughing, crying, and hanging on every single word So excited I picked up this book, and can t wait to read some of his works


    6. so my rating make me less of a boho chic geek i read tppl after hearing how dope, fresh, witty, weird, and engaging it was for the 25th time in seven years i dug it, but it didn t resonate with me in the way most of my friends who share similar tastes in tomes had mentioned yes, books can transcend time, but i believe that this work is located in a specific moment, experience, and clique one that if i had read it c 2003 05, i d be evangelizing its greatness along with the crew but i didn t i had [...]


    7. A collection of short stories that ranged from very good to too unstory like for my taste Lists of what one wishes was true is too similar to what every emo 90 s teen plopped into their LJ s back in the day I will never see it as an experimental way to tell a story There is also a very broad theme with jarring changes of style here I generally prefer a book length collection of short stories to not whip my head from side to side with contrasting styles of writing.Note that I am only discussing m [...]


    8. I was introduced to Toure through his fiction, prior to being aware of his music journalism and cultural critic background Truth be told these short stories although fictional with a dash of magical realism serve as cultural critics on the black experience in all its brightly colored and patterned diversity These stories are super funny Chapter titles whet the appetite for what s to come, here s one to dig into A Hot Time at the Church of Kentucky Fried Souls and the Spectacular Final Sunday Ser [...]


    9. 2004Read for school Now I m not really a fan of magic realism In fact, every other book I ve tried to read in the genre I ve never finished This collection was actually not so bad The stories take place in Soul City, a urban black utopia of sorts Some of the stories left me a bit bored, but others were good I got the chance to meet Toure and he read some of the stories that will be in his next book which centers around residents of Soul City I ll be sure to pick it up because it seems like he i [...]


    10. This is a fabulous collection of stories, inventive, witty, wild The title track tells of a man who bargains with the devil to achieve his ends he never wants to see white folks again Blindness, salvation, and flight Toure attempts new flights of fancy as he writes of magic sneakers He distills the world of african american imagery and possiblity into a truly hip and passionate vision of a wild and mystical world Laugh out loud funny, filled to the brim with absurdities and truths too absurd to [...]


    11. I enjoyed the larger than life stories at the beginning of the booke first three tales, perhaps Then skipped about and read a few others but some seemed familiar as though I had read somethign similar beforedidn t have enough interest to read them all Well written satirical fiction times bombastic, but some storylines may appeal to you than others


    12. 31 It s cheaper to keep her32 If I m lyin I m flyin and I ain t seen a feather all day.113 make something you would like if you hadn t painted it 209 You re here for a reason, but who knows why until history has come around and sorted it out 209 You know what they say about Sunday babies They lazy.


    13. I found this book mesmerizing, poignant, cheeky, irreverent, important, imaginative, fantastical and above all thoroughly entertaining If you re a fan of sociology, race relations, blackness, or just a creative writing enthusiast this book is for you.



    14. Loved it I can t put into words how much I enjoyed this book Totally original Imaginative and downright funny at times One of the best books I ve read in awhile.



    15. I loved this book It s like reading an urban, adult fairytale The short stories are so original This is just such a fun read We read this for our book club and everyone enjoyed it.



    16. One of my favorite books I enjoy his humor and his writing style Anything with magical realism has my vote.









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