302 of 313 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsAn Epic Tale of Life, Sisterhood and DeathMay 5, 2007 ByjudolphinVINE™ VOICE Format:Hardcover This is the tale of three African American horses (Latawnya, Latoya and Daisy), who leave the stable and get drugs from four white horses (Connie, Chrystal, Jackie and Angie). It is a timely and poignant tale that will leave you laughing, crying, and making scary noises.
It starkly and accurately presents the real dangers horses in black neighborhoods face from Caucasian equine drug pushers; when one of the horses died of a drug overdose, this reviewer wept openly. This is a lesson all children, foals, calves, chicks and cubs must learn before it is too late.
A classic of our time. Get it while you still can.5.0 out of 5 stars
This review is from: Latawnya, the Naughty Horse, Learns to Say "No" to Drugs (Hardcover)
Although I found this book to be frightening, and I am unable to pass the difficult quiz at the end after many tries, I could not believe how life changing this book was. For the past 60 years of my life i have been a meth addict, spending as much as 700,000,000 dollars a week on drugs, but after reading this book I was able to lay down the drugs cold turkey and stop getting high on them. Latoya really sums it up with what has become my personal motto, "they should call it getting low" because drugs make you feel sick and terrible. I have personally bought 50000 copies and started handing them out at rodeos, state fairs, and derby's to try to change the lives of those who struggled in the same way I have.
Lesson learned! P.S. there are some great lessons for humans in this book as well, so please don't hesitate to buy it if you aren't a horse.
"On a shit-smelling subway, no less. ...I'm dedicated to my art.".....-Bye You
2,122 of 2,285 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 starsA decent sophomore effort.June 17, 2008 ByW. Christian Format:Paperback For those of you who don't know, this is God's second novel after the Old Testament. It's a marked improvement, in my opinion. He got rid of a lot of his previous angst and scorn, and has really begun to show some of the maturity present in his later works. He's become a much more loving and kind God, and, noticeably, he doesn't throw nearly as many tantrums as he did in the first book.
That said, there is still vast room for improvement. Plot wise, there isn't really much suspense, and the story can be incredibly repetitive. In like four chapters, he just rewords the same basic story over and over again. To top that off, he puts those chapters one right after the other. Like we wouldn't notice! I like the whole Jesus character, but let's face it, the whole good guy martyr thing has been done before. There was no need to devote so much of the book to that guy.
If you're really looking for a good God read, check out the Koran or the Book of Mormon. They're much more polished. Plus, the storytelling in the Book of Mormon is wild. Some people say it goes too far and point to it as evidence that God's over the hill, but I beg to differ. Just read it. God's like a genius or something. I mean, magic spectacles! Tell me that isn't awesome. I don't know how he dreams up some of this crap.
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