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"Down memory lane"

Posted by BabyFaceBG on October 30, 2009 at 10:44 PM Comments comments (2)

This work of fiction takes you on a journey to GUYANA without you having to leave your home.

Filled with Action, Humor and Drama, "Business as Usual" is also a reflection of life in Guyana today.

An entertaining book for those of us who have made other countries our home, it takes you "down memory lane" and gives you an insight of life in guyana at present.

 

Cannot wait to follow the saga of the Shannons in "Sleepin Dawgs"

 

Thanks for the "Journey" Carlton.

Business As Usual

Posted by Odettabelle on September 23, 2009 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (1)

This book is wonderful - acton, laughs and many more! 

Joan is crazy! I feel for the lengths she goes to just to keep her son out of trouble, but not for what she does in the end.

For seventy-five precent of a Company? Well, it"s 'Business As Usual'.

People u need to read this book.

I'm readin it for the second time.

Artistic License

Posted by grasseeds on June 30, 2009 at 1:14 AM Comments comments (1)

     It's generally considered in bad taste to do fiction or drama on an ongoing scenario of human tragedy. With Guyana seemingly bogged down in the throes of gun violence and nearly murder-a-day domestic strife, is it okay for a novel like, say, Business As Usual, to stir up issues that must sit like raw sores in people's minds? And if it isn't, when will it be? When is it 'social commentary' whether it likes it or not? And when is it a cheap attempt to profit off misery?

     Artistic License continuously splits these hairs between timing and tact, knowing all the while that there are places in sensitive issues where only art can go. Needful healing can come from such careful exploration. So if a given scenario persists and even escalates, does the artist continue to wait, to restrain his 'what if?' from the journalist's 'what' and modern media's relentless obligation to 'Man Bites Dog'?

     How long has it been since Guyana was a mere 'cutlass and palin stave' society? Are the bodies of the famous 'Five Escapees' cold enough yet? Is it time for a 'Phantom' comic book? The Roger Khan song being sung from the dungeons of New York and its chorus flung back from Guyana: 'Slow Fire, Mo Fire'; is that song and dance stale yet? When is it safe to write?


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