floss

Floss

by Monica Marie Jones
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Reviewed by: Push Nevahda
April 2010


Floss is a stunning narrative of sophisticated living and diamond ambitions - all served up in a feisty cocktail of drama deluxe and ghetto flair. Monica’s theatrical tale-telling spins hard and fast on a treacherous Dionysus to produce a cold-blooded lesson of what happens when we choose money over morals.

But before Floss lays bare the drama, Monica introduces us to a fashionable collection of perpetrating brothas and haute couture sistas. Usual suspects like Soloman, Abel, and Jabez do little to provide us with new angle on our already pretentious perspectives on African American men, so I was not really impressed with this collected cache of tired black male images. So what if we can relate to and/or know of these types of brothas! That is precisely why I longed for something fresh and creative.

On the other hand, Dionysus is the bitch we love to hate, we love to envy. She’s a classic beauty, sophisticated, high-end, glamorous, and always ‘bout her paper. Men want her, women envy her, and everyone is her footstool - especially her average and common cousin, Torah. And it is on this melodic note that the violinist plays her last concerto. Turns out that Torah gets her poetic justice when ... wait! I wouldn’t dare rat out the plot of the novel’s (unsuspecting) ending, but I will certainly recommend you read it find out for yourself. It’s worth it!

What did you like about this book?
I like MMJ’s characterization of Dionysus

What did you dislike about this book?
The mis-symbolism of Dionysus, who’s actually a man in Greek mythology.

How can this author improve this book?
Learn about the origin and meaning of a name before she uses it. In good literature names are very important. Think about the name “Willy Loman” in Arthur Miller’s majestic play, “Death of a Salesman”. That name has deep meaning. So, the author should take into consideration the meaning of such a name as “Dionysus” before she dare uses it. If done properly, it could served as beautiful artistic symbolism in her book, thus broadening the boundaries and scope of the overall plot.


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