4 out of 4 stars
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Will the African Americans ever be deemed equal to the "White Americans?" Christopher Williams, in his book, FEAR ME NOW: The War Annex, gave an insight into the feasibility of this notion that seemed to have dominated human society.
Crenshaw Dimes, popularly called “Dubb Sack,” was a black boy residing in America when blacks were treated without respect. Seeking to gain some self-esteem for himself and other blacks, he entered Morehouse College, a school dominated by the whites. He was tired of being teased and stepped on by the whites and his friends alike. After being fired from the Pizza Shack Franchise for assaulting a white man, his hatred for the whites intensified. His thirst for revenge was ignited after listening to a "Muslim Minister" who apportioned blame to whites for all the misfortune that has ever befallen the blacks. He started his operation of killing his acclaimed enemies from Midtown, Buckhead, and extended it to Lindbergh. This is a mission that may not turn out well for this hero.
One positive thing about the book was the author's writing style and how he incorporated poetry into the book. It was significant to the book's strategic elaboration. I appreciated the brevity and conciseness of each chapter in the book, and it made the book easier to read. This feature helped me to assimilate each chapter's thoughts.
Another thing I loved about the book was that it was very descriptive and engaging, starting from what Crenshaw does in the morning, how he related with the people he met, to how he ended his evenings. Some elements of suspense were entangled in the storyline. I was apprehensive when he embarked on the big mission of bombing down a five-story building and how this mission turned out. Crenshaw is an interesting character who seemed to represent the Black community.
There was only one issue I considered negative in this book. The use of "Black American English" and profanities made it difficult to understand the message the writer was trying to pass across. I believe that making a provision for a glossary of words would assist readers in understanding the meaning of these words.
The book seemed edited professionally, as I found some errors. These errors did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. I, therefore, rate it 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend the book to Black Americans and people who love reading books containing action and suspense.
FEAR ME NOW: The War Annex
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