Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Review: 16 Bars: A Short Story Mixtape

Author: Ran Walker
Genre: Contemporary Fiction (Short Story Collection)
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Version: eBook (epub)
Publication Date: July 2011
Publisher: Caps & Sneakers LLC

Synopsis (GoodReads):
Ran Walker's first "short story mixtape" pulls together a varied collection of stories about black men and how they are shaped by the relationships they enter. With topics ranging from break-ups to awkward first dates, 16 Bars is a bold, unflinching, and even humorous take on what goes on in the minds of black men when romance enters the picture.

Explanation of Rating:

It's been so long since I read this short story collection that I can't give it a detailed review.  Other than to say that Ran Walker is an excellent writer and I enjoyed each of the five stories (some more that others).  I would definitely recommend this collection and would read more of his work.

Final Grade: B-

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