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News & Features » September 2014 » Akashic author Marlon James’s new book reviewed in the New York Times!

Akashic author Marlon James’s new book reviewed in the New York Times!

Marlon JamesAkashic author Marlon James‘s new book, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead, Oct. 2), was reviewed by Michiko Kakutani for the New York Times! James’s debut novel, John Crow’s Devil, was published by Akashic in 2005 and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Kakutani writes:

How to describe Marlon James’s monumental new novel A Brief History of Seven Killings?

It’s like a Tarantino remake of The Harder They Come but with a soundtrack by Bob Marley and a script by Oliver Stone and William Faulkner, with maybe a little creative boost from some primo ganja. It’s epic in every sense of that word: sweeping, mythic, over-the-top, colossal and dizzyingly complex. It’s also raw, dense, violent, scalding, darkly comic, exhilarating and exhausting—a testament to Mr. James’s vaulting ambition and prodigious talent.

You can read the full review here.

Congratulations, Marlon!

Posted: Sep 22, 2014

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