The Ballad of Black Tom Spoilers

The Ballad of Black Tom is both great as its own story and as a response to HP Lovecraft's canon. You feel for Tom Tester as he faces both horrors: cosmic and human.
  • Amazing atmosphere
  • Great critique on HP Lovecraft's racism
  • Depiction of what life is like for people of colour in 1920's Harlem
  • Subverts traditional roles in clever ways
  • Perfect length for the story it's telling
Plot - 7
Characters - 7
Setting - 7
Writing Style - 8
Enjoyability - 7
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Alexandra is always looking for the next book she can devour. She has a love hate relationship with teen fiction specifically when it comes to fantasy, post apocalyptic and failed shakespeare adaptations.

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