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F PDF #186 Killings is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath from the streets and slums of Kingston in the s to the crack wars in s New York to a radically altered Jamaica in the s Brilliantly inventive and stunningly ambitious this novel is a revealing modern epic that will secure Marlon James’ place among the great literary talents of his generatio A Brief History of Seven Killings should not be evaluated based on its supposed brevity nor on the amount of killings featured in the book The title could be the source of misguided expectations in this regard as it is being overly modest on both counts But if you re expecting a clever fast insightful colourful and authentic novel you won t be disappointedMy first instinct when I see a book that has won a prize in this case the Man Booker is to have zero expectations of it Even less I usually tend to avoid those prize winning novels because I always imagine a stuffy jury of acad

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WINNER OF History of PDF #9734 THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE FOR FICTION From the acclaimed author of The Book of Night Women comes a masterfully written novel that explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late sOn Decemberjust before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert gunmen stormed his house machine guns blazing A Brief ePUB #9 When I open a book and see a lengthy character list I know I m in for a wild ride However Marlon James A Brief History of Seven Killings is than just a wild ride it s a brutal masterpiece that deserves its place as one of the best books of this decade so far James weaves a Dickensian plot around Jamaican history and culture The entire plot is based on the events surrounding the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976 It s a fictionalised history of Jamaica from the 1970s through to the 1990s I must admit that my knowledge of Jamaican history and politics and culture is l

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734 The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar his wife and his manager and injured several others Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December but he left the country the next day not to return for two yearsDeftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters assassins journalists drug dealers and even ghosts A Brief History of Seven Brief History o Marlon James takes us through an insanely violent roller coaster ride where various actors in the drama surrounding the house invasion and assassination attempt on Reggae Uberstar Bob Marley s Kingston Jamaica house in December 1976 tell the story in a series of Faulkneresue first person dialogs How much of this is factual I do not know but based on the fact that James had a team of researchers and took four years to write the novel as well as the fact that the story does seem plausible if simultaneously shocking and heinous The gang violence in the Caribbean and in Jamaica in p


10 thoughts on “A Brief History of Seven Killings

  1. says:

    congratulations and ADORABLEthis book is a little challenging at the outset but if you stick with it you will be rewarded like a motherfucker note if that word upsets you this book is not for youit's not the length that is challenging although 700 pages is a nice chunky brick of a book and it's not the dialect unless this is your first exposure to patois even then this is a multi voiced novel with several characters who are not

  2. says:

    When I open a book and see a lengthy character list I know I'm in for a wild ride However Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings is tha

  3. says:

    I've finished the book at last It is an incredibly long listen You become involved in the stories of these Jamaicans Cubans and Americans dead and alive all acted out in the narration by actors who feel their parts It is sheer genius and so I'm immediately reading the paperback Once I've finished it I'll review the book properly Suffice it to say that it didn't resonate with me as The Book of Night Women did

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    Update I've just watched Autopsy Bob Marley Watching the true story of the politics and events surrounding the attempted assassination on Bob Marley involving the CIA made this book even in retrospect really come alive The spin the author put on it was the same conclusion as the documentary although they were very circumspect about putting it It doesn't matter whether you read the book or see the programme first each a

  5. says:

    Marlon James takes us through an insanely violent roller coaster ride where various actors in the drama surrounding the house invasio

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    Update 2 I found a BBC documentary about Marlon James his work and his life called Imagine The link where you can see the

  7. says:

    I’ve been reading this book for an entire year and it’s not been easy At times I wanted to pull my hair out and scream at times I wanted to throw the thing at the wall and be done with it but I persisted I made

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    Cinematic and epic in scope A Brief History of Seven Killings takes a kaleidoscopic look at a country caught in crisis Alternating rapidly between disparate perspectives the novel centers on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley referred to here only as the Singer on the eve of his ‘76 national concert in Jamaica In stream of consciousness prose James fully renders the inner lives of mercenaries gangsters intelligence offi

  9. says:

    A Brief History of Seven Killings should not be evaluated based on its supposed brevity nor on the amount of killings featured in the book The title could be the source of misguided expectations in this regard as it is being overly modest on both counts But if you're expecting a clever fast insightful colourful and authentic novel you won't be disappointedMy first instinct when I see a book that has won a prize in this c

  10. says:

    Audiobookand physical bookThe story begins before the election the 1976 election Thankfully Paul my husband listened to the first half of this book 'with' me It was supportive to have conversations togetherFact based storyJamaicaKingstonCrime politics graphic violence including rape graphic sex hard core criminals Gangbangers CIA agent Roll

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