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‘Little Boy Lost’ By J.D. Trafford

I pity most of them, although I’d likely be among the last people they’d want pity from. The racists on the edge of society were so fragile. The assumptions and lessons they’d been taught for generations now under attack from all directions, they had to feel what little they had was in danger of being taken away. Racism had become the last defense of a way of life that’d been dead for over a century.

Perhaps the worst part was that I knew exactly how Jimmy Poles would respond when confronted about his online and off-line activities. He’d smirk and dismiss me as politically correct. He’d talk about his right to free speech. He’d talk about defending the Constitution from both foreign and domestic threats – people who looked like me, of course, being the domestic threat.

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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4 comments
  • As much as I loved the opening lines to this book, I’m afraid this teaser tips the scale back in the other direction for me. As you said in your reply to my comment in the other post, racial tension is a two-way street (something many people on both sides would not admit, being too entrenched in their own opinion) and I’m not sure I want to read something this controversial. I get enough of that in the real world. I prefer my books to either be educational or total escapism. (and nice when those can overlap!)

    • Hi Kelly,

      I have to admit that I am not sure on which side of the racial tension debate I stand, either in this fictionalised account, or indeed in the many ‘real’ episodes which are happening every day on a worldwide scale.

      ‘Head versus Heart’, is always a dilemma for even the most entrenched of us, but I do enjoy the debate and conversation, none of which actually fixes the problem of course!

      But then, is this a problem which will ever be fixed? Politicians and political activists have tried to broker a deal for generations in many countries, but the suspicions and tensions always seem to lie dormant just beneath the surface, only to be used as a bargaining chip when things start to go awry.

      Much of the good fiction these days, is both educational and escapist, but I admit often only at a superficial level. I am however, thoroughly engrossed in reading ‘Little Boy Lost’ and I am now at the critial stage in the storyline, where tensions are threathening to overflow.

      I always enjoy our discussions and we shouldn’t have to change our views, one to accommodate the other. That’s why we should learn to ‘agree to disagree’ more often, without resorting to violence.

      Thanks for taking the time to post such an interesting comment 🙂

    • Hi Ni Se,

      I thought at first that this one might be a very intense thriller, but it has turned into both that, and a very well written legal thriller, in very similar vein to that of John Grisham.

      Given the underlying racial tensions though, it seems to be a book which is either loved or hated by the reader, there seems no room for middle ground.

      Me? I’m loving it!

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment, I always appreciate it 🙂

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