November 8, 2020

Deacon King Kong Review

Title: Deacon King Kong
Author: James McBride
Type: Literary Fiction
Pages: 371
Rating: 3/5
Method Read: Physical/Audio

“A man who doesn’t trust cannot be trusted”
James McBride-Deacon King Kong

In 1969, a Deacon with the nickname Sportscoat goes to courtyard of a housing project with a gun and shoots a drug dealer. We are left in the aftermath of how this effects and changes the course of everyone’s lives.

What did I like:
1. I love the cover of this book! So bright and appealing. It’s what first attracted me to read it.
2. The loved the character development in this story. McBride does a fantastic job of bringing out each character and he exquisitely weaves and connects them into the story flawlessly.

What did I not like:
1. The story is extremely slow. I was a little bored for the first 40% of the book. I ended up switching to audio and enjoyed the story a little more at that point.
2. I was not a fan of the writing style. That being said, I am not typically a fan of literary fiction.