Image of A Different Kind of Blues


Image of A Different Kind of Blues

While the plot of Forster's novel
seems interesting, the characters are completely unbelievable and devoid
of emotion. Their reactions to traumatic and disturbing circumstances are unrealistic. The idea of the main character succumbing to her illness is stressed
so heavily that it makes the conclusion of the book utterly predictable.

Faced with an illness that she believes will cut her life short in mere months, Petra takes her minister's advice and tries to make amends with everyone she has wronged in her lifetime, including her daughter, whose father's identity she has never revealed. In her quest to clear her name before reaching the pearly gates, Petra takes a tour around the country and finds love for the first time. (Dafina, Oct., 320 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
B. Nakia Garner