Official Review: Alien in the Delta by Thankful Strother

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Re: Official Review: Alien in the Delta by Thankful Strother

Post by N_R » 13 Feb 2018, 21:57

Very interesting review, thank you for this. I love how he changed his name to Thankful, it is a very prominent reminder of what we should be every day.

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Post by Avrd91+ » 13 Feb 2018, 22:16

Thanks for the review. it's an encouraging read and look forward to adding it to my must read list.

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Post by Mim1954+ » 13 Feb 2018, 22:40

This review is thoughtful and thorough. The synopsis of the subject matter is helpful and I appreciate the warning about adult situations and language.

I enjoy memoirs and am looking forward to reading it based on the review. Thanks.

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Post by HeatherTasker » 13 Feb 2018, 22:40

It sounds like this author has had an interesting life and has some great stories to tell. Looking forward to reading this. Thank for the great review!

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Post by CrescentMoon » 13 Feb 2018, 23:15

This sounds like a very moving and educational memoir. I like memoirs that have really interesting life lessons for readers. Great review!
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Post by Naomi_orear » 13 Feb 2018, 23:34

Great review. This type of "no chapters" book is intriguing to me. I'm not a huge fan of books based in that era of history...but I believe that in this type of writing style, I would be able to enjoy reading it in smaller spurts.

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Post by Lg_99 » 13 Feb 2018, 23:34

Although the story looks fascinating, I will be skipping this one. I just can't see myself reading memoirs since they are not something I am into. Nonetheless, thank you for the review

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Post by AA1495 » 14 Feb 2018, 00:12

I understand your point about the misspellings and other errors. I'm glad that you liked the book overall though!

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Post by deannathomas1 » 14 Feb 2018, 00:29

The author tells his life story through short clips of events throughout his life. For the first third of the book, I wasn't sure I'd continue reading. But, at some point, I was hooked, and enjoyed it to the end. It was an easy read (although it could use a copy editor's touch), and was told in an easy, personal way, without embellishment. Although born into poverty, in the U.S. South in 1943 as a Black male, his story was told without anger or complaint. Here's a man who made for himself and his family a good life, not by elbowing his way through or making aggressive moves, but by making some good long-term decisions along the way, taking the hard road when necessary, taking a few risks, and by consciously choosing a career where he could do what he enjoyed. This is not to say his life was easy, for it was most certainly not. An interesting, easy read -- and a memorable one.

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Post by ashpres12 » 14 Feb 2018, 00:48

Memoirs for me are really touch and go. Alien In The Delta sounds like a really good read because of the diverse memories of the author. The conversational series of short stories sounds like it would be an easy read for those who don't have a whole lot of time dedicated to sitting and reading a book. This book has been added to my "to be read" shelf and I look forward to reading it this upcoming weekend.

P.S. I love your name by the way, quite quirky!

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Post by Jsoe » 14 Feb 2018, 01:12

Thanks for the review. Perhaps Thankful strother is an alien because of being black in a white country. He manages to get out of the delta because of his power of positivity,which he uses in the worst. As a lover of history,i must read it fully

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Post by chrismar14 » 14 Feb 2018, 01:19

:P this book is good to read has great history of us that you need to know

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Post by SwapsB » 14 Feb 2018, 01:30

Your review really gives a good insight into book and one can decide to read it.I am not really into history genres, like the review :)

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Post by Bewa » 14 Feb 2018, 01:34

Alien in the Delta is a book that gives one hope. Though the story is based on struggles from years back, we can actually relate to the fact that determination and hope is what we need to make it there. I would definitely recommend anyone to read it.

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Post by Kaitlyn564 » 14 Feb 2018, 01:38

I had never heard of this book before, and I'm not super big on anything that even remotely resembles non-fiction, but your review had me actually really interested in reading this! Thanks so much!

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