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GOD DON'T PLAY
Genre: Mainstream, Multicultural
God Don't Play is a very difficult read. The constant rehashing of the characters' pasts, collectively as well as individually, is tiresome. The premise is good, however, the execution is mediocre due to poorly timed and frequent flashbacks -- so much so that the actual story seems like a subplot. Also, the fact that it's told in the first person slows the story's pace significantly. Annette's narrative is always derogatory when aimed at her personal appearance, which gets boring quick. The plot lacked definite resolution since the culprit isn't held accountable.
Annette and Rhoda have been friends since high school. Annette thinks her life is going well until she starts receiving hate mail and menacing phone calls at her home and workplace. Rhoda and her daughter attempt to help in
Reviewed By: Katherine Taylor-King
Published: September 2006