Friday, May 12, 2017

Terry McMillan's I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU

Georgia is a educated professional getting on in years who decides she has a good life but that it can be better. Also Georgia and her friends are hot messes.  She thinks a lot about her past college years and wonders if one of the men from her past is someone she should be with now.  Georgia was quite promiscuous at one time but that was fairly common in 1980's culture.

McMillan writes with a modern day profanity slang.  Her colorful style of writing can only be compared to her own and she is the author of WAITING TO EXHALE  and HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK.  Those were two very successful works for her as those two books were made into movies.  This book, I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU  has been on the bestseller lists and now has been released in paperback.  It will be interesting to see if it will be made into a movie as well. 

The character of Georgia seems somewhat self absorbed to me, but I suppose that makes for good drama.  I chose this book for review because I realized a family member had actually never read any black authors. I had read HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK years ago when it came out as well as watching the movie by the same name later on.  At the time my brother had bought me the book to read because he felt like I was reading too many religious books and that I need something secular to read.

In the book I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU the author makes fun of the singing group Celtic Women.  This irritated me as I felt the character of Georgia was educated enough to know that many folks enjoy Celtic Women as an ethnic type thing as they are from Ireland and sing popular songs and ballads.  

The ending of the book was a little slow to me after it was revealed who she would most likely end up with.  I did enjoy the book and read it in about three days. I received this book for review via the publisher and Blogging for Books who gave me a free copy of the paperback version in exchange for a review.  I will probably pass my copy of the book on to someone else to read.

*cover image provided via the publisher an Blogging for Books.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen this book before. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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