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This book is an interesting book with an interesting storyline about making money, who is in the inner circle as one climbs the latter, and how to do it. I think the author could have done a better job with character development, but in terms of narration, the narrator had a good voice and was an easy flow between characters.
However, as a Black American woman, it was a bit disappointing that the author's focus seemed to be on describing all the (Black) women in the book as having exotic physical characteristics (i.e. green or hazel or rainbow colored eyes, half Black-Asian, biracial, Brazilian, etc.), as if being Black with regular features was not pretty or attractive enough. After a while, hearing that description constantly got old. Anyway, the plot was interesting in terms of ways to make money, and the end was humorous in terms of who to settle down with.
Mr. Tyree is a good writer, but I hope all of his books are not on the theme of describing (Black) women constantly in the way that he described them throughout this book, especially since he is listed under African American writers, and knowing that many of his writers/listeners are Black women. That part was the only turn-off and will make some Black American women not want to recommend it to other Black women listeners. Recommend otherwise for the storyline.
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O.T. had been a hit and miss a few books ago. I was a diehard fan beginning with Fly Girl. I read everything he signed his name to during that time frame. Then he got a bit mundane. Pecking Order is classis Tyree with huge growth. I was surprisingly engaged. I would actually read the book. Some books are only good via audio; I think this would be an easy and intriguing read. I would not put this down. GOOD STUFF!! Really Good Stuff!!
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