by Mat Johnson
Format: Hardcover, 1st ed., 214pp.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pub. Date: September 2000
Where I'm Bound was chosen for the CWMYB Online Book Club's Reading list (Reading List August 2001)
"Drop is a hip,
contemporary morality tale set on two continents. The novel is at times
predictable, but the language is so alive, crispy-fresh and musical that
you will find yourself reading aloud. �Bring-Bring me somewhere lovely
where people are so alive you can hear their pulses bump-bumping as they
pass you on the street,� whines Chris Jones. He is a victim of the
Philly ghetto who would sell his soul to escape his fate. He does manage
an escape by �pimping perfection� to the public as a top young creative
wizard, putting a London advertising agency on the map.
~Black Issues Book Review