Title: But My Soul is Black
Author: Terrell Williams
Publisher: ÂCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"But My Soul is Black" by Terrell Williams
I found "but My Soul is Back" one interesting read in that the story was indeed somewhat strange in how it all started. A white man wanting to be friends with this black man? Well this is what happened! Â Now, one would wonder with Bobby Selinski wanted to be friends with James Guidry [Jimbo] who was a 'African American foreman' who worked for his uncle. What happens has this really becomes a good friendship? Well it seems all is going well for Bobby until Jimbo introduces him to a Miss Karen Blackwell who just happens to be Jimbo's favorite lady. What will happen when betrayal comes into play. Now, I don't want to spoil to much but just say this story really take on a intriguing read to see how this author will bring it all out to the reader.
The storyline had some really well developed, portrayed and even believable characters beginning with Bobby, Uncle Fred, Vince, Jimbo, Pete, Karen, Smokey, Miss Thomas and Carolyn Jenkins to name a few that will definitely keep your attention to the end of the read.
In the end one may wonder a little how this turned out. Was this a way to do someone you called your friend? Did the right man get the woman? Well, again you will have to read this novel to see just how it comes out. I will say that ending had me raising my eyebrow and saying really? Oh, I will say it was interesting seeing how Jimbo's grandmother tried to work her magic even after death into her grandsons love life. Did it work? It was also interesting to see what Bobby did to try to understand if he and Karen should be together. I will say Karen got on my nerves a little but in the end I was able to understand some of her reasoning.
All and all this was a good read that will keep you turning the pages and I would recommend.
Thank you to Write Now Literary for the early read. It was definitely a read that will leave you with many provoking thoughts that will leave you to ponder over long after the read. Was this a real friendship?