Living in PG County, MD: 2013 Book 3 - The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

2013 Book 3 - The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I would not normally read anything recommended by Oprah but this was this month's book for my book club. The book is very well written. However, this is a great example of just because someone is a very good technical writer it doesn't mean they can tell a good story.

The story had the potential to be excellent. Instead, it was a huge let down. Rather than a novel, it reads like a collection of short stories about different members of a family. No attempts were made to connect the characters to each other or to develop the characters beyond the very surface presentation. I think the author failed to deliver the promised powerful story of courage, etc.

I was also very annoyed that in the e-version Oprah's notes were included. I really would prefer to not be forced to read Oprah's thoughts as I am reading. If I wanted her thoughts I would look for them. To me this is just further evidence of her incredible narcissism - to force me to buy a book with her annotations.

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Comment balloon 5 commentsDr. Stacey-Ann Baugh • February 03 2013 06:57AM


Stacey Ann,

Based on that review...I can scratch that book from ever getting downloaded to my Kindle.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

I will put this on my wish list.  Thanks for sharing it with us

Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque over 7 years ago

Dr Stacey Ann, interesting review, I like honest people and their opinions and even though I've only recently got to know Dr Stacey in the RAIN i would trust her review and not Oprah's. I like Oprah now don't get me wrong, but good reading is just reading if it's not interesting.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) over 7 years ago

This looks like a good book to avoid.  Thanks for your warning.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Rich & Roy - I would definitely skip it

Lloyd - If you read it let me know your thoughts

Bob - thanks for the vote of confidence

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 7 years ago

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