here is a little about Ivan's first book, I can't say enough how much I liked the book. He tied in a good many issues and topics and still pulled off a great read. Thanks so much for your support, I dont have any review copies of Black People: For Entertainment Purposes Only left. But it looks like you will win a copy of Indentured Scholars, and lucky for us, you write reviews!
For Entertainment Purposes Only
Author: W. Ivan Wright
Black People: For Entertainment Purposes Only, is a suspenseful fiction thriller that involves, conspiracy, love, murder and revelations.
In just a week, successful African American author, Jurney Swiftwood has gone from being a prosperous, deeply in love bachelor to a man stalked by a delusional, politically controlled killer.
Jurney's latest book has placed him in the cross hairs of community dissension, media scrutiny and family angst. The outcry from an offended public has also placed an unsuspecting Jurney on the hit list of a politically controlled assassin. Conspiracy and murder follow Jurney at every turn. All because of the title of his new book “ Black People: For Entertainment Purposes Only.” In the midst of his troubles, Jurney discovers that he is the father of a precious, yet abused nine-year-old girl.
Situations and conversations present an entertaining vehicle that serves to remind all communities of the importance, and awesome power of perception.
W. Ivan Wright combines conspiracy, murder, and revelations to produce a suspenseful thriller with touches of humor and a good sense of family. The writing is succinct, the characters are real; with just enough foundation, and the message is reflective. There is no wasted drama, just well written situations that present an entertaining vehicle to remind readers of the importance and awesome power of perception. Peppered with secondary issues that have a primary affect on the magnitude of the book, BLACK PEOPLE: For Entertainment Purposes Only brings the message home. Wright has my attention for his next book.
Reviewed by aNN of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
Black People: For Entertainment Purposes Only is an engaging read by W. Ivan Wright. This story was not just about an author with a controversial book. It was about how African-Americans are viewed and portrayed by the rest of the world. Wright seamlessly mixed social commentary, love, suspense, and even murder into this novel that will keep the reader on their toes. Black People: For Entertainment Purposes Only is entertaining and insightful. This is the perfect book if you’re looking for more than just a run-of-the-mill novel.
Reviewed by Radiah Hubbert for Urban-Reviews.com
Ivan Wright’s book deals dramatically and humorously with the many threads of the African American experience. His characters are rich in content and speak to the interests of the seasoned and introspective readers. Woven within the pages is the appreciation of human values that were once common pillars in all communities. Through “ancestral whisperings,” we are reminded that love, family and acceptance, name us all.
Ivan Wright was born and raised in Trenton, NJ where he attended Trenton’s public school system. His affinity for the sciences led him to Indiana University of PA where he received his Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy. Writing began for Ivan while in college and continued as a “serious hobby” for many years. His formalized literary work and fiction novel development began several years ago and has resulted in two novels: Black People: For Entertainment Purposes Only (publication release April 2007) and Indentured Scholars: The Inner City Scandal (publication release March 2008).
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