How to put this…
First off, I’ll say that I find just the central idea of Black No More intriguing if a bit creepy. Without sounding rude, to think that someone could come up with such an idea (changing skin color using a scientific process) in an era where micro-technology was nonexistent boggles my mind a little. Considering the relative social status of blacks during that times makes it even more intriguing.
At this point it’s difficult to tell whether this will be a dystopian novel or a utopian one. I think many will be quick to call it dystopian, what with the country turning white and all, but I’ve come to notice that it can be hard to tell the difference between a utopia and a dystopia at times. Please note that I don’t think an all-white America is in our best interests 😉
I think I like Max. He seems to have a good sense of humor, saying things like [in reference to women] “you could give them the moon and they wouldn’t appreciate it”. Not that I agree with this statement, mind, but I did find it amusing. The narrator agrees in an amusing way as well.
The ere of the book is undeniably that ’30s Chicago feel. The language, the scenery, the ‘Honky Tonk Club’… everything gives off that feeling. My kind of place!
This hasn’t happened before, but I think I’m going to like reading this, I figure I might get a laugh or two out of it.