Friday, 27 December 2013

A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes

"Jackson was as crazy about her as moose for doe."

Jackson is one gullible man where women are concerned, he would do just about anything for his Imabelle and that spells trouble.

A crime novel set in Harlem, however, spells entertainment. Enter a cast of double crossers, faux nuns  in drag and promises of gold mines and get rick quick opportunities.

This popular penguin made for a quick, enjoyable read, putting a different slant on the usual hard boiled detective novel. The ending, in particular, was a hoot.

4 out of 5 men fall victim to women like Imabelle.

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