Official Review: Backcomb & Tattoo by Shea R Embry

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Re: Official Review: Backcomb & Tattoo by Shea R Embry

Post by srividyag1 » 08 Jun 2019, 06:19

Stephanie Elizabeth wrote:
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Sounds like an endearing story about the power of friendship. I like the idea that the main character decided to keep her illness a secret because I think she is able to have more of an authentic experience. Exposing her illness could hinder the light spirit of her friends. Great review!
I had not thought of it that way. I was constantly wondering why she did not reveal it. Thanks for the eye-opening thought. And of course, thanks for stopping by to comment!!
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Post by Flapper_chima » 08 Jun 2019, 06:55

A nice story in the review up there but it seems women are a bit more fragile and emotional, wish to read more of non fiction though.

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Post by srividyag1 » 08 Jun 2019, 23:27

Flapper_chima wrote:
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A nice story in the review up there but it seems women are a bit more fragile and emotional, wish to read more of non fiction though.
Having a terminal illness will make one fragile, I think. It's the way in which the genders react that is different. Also, if you think about it, people are unique in the way they react to unfortunate incidents in life. I understand why you wish to read non-fiction. It's more rooted in reality. Thanks for the review!!
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Post by Nyambura Githui » 10 Jun 2019, 03:55

Wonderful review. Aunt Mary Opal seems like such a remarkable woman. I'm curious to know what the secrets are.

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Post by srividyag1 » 10 Jun 2019, 08:04

Nyambura Githui wrote:
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Wonderful review. Aunt Mary Opal seems like such a remarkable woman. I'm curious to know what the secrets are.
Yes she is definitely a character who will stay with you for a while. Thanks for the comment!!
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Post by Wyland » 10 Jun 2019, 08:40

Thanks for the review and highlighting the Bechdel test, it’s my first time to hear of it. It brings out the bright side of women’s friendships. Thanks for the nice review.

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Post by srividyag1 » 10 Jun 2019, 21:13

Wyland wrote:
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Thanks for the review and highlighting the Bechdel test, it’s my first time to hear of it. It brings out the bright side of women’s friendships. Thanks for the nice review.
Yes, the Bechdel test is a very interesting concept. Thanks for your comment!!
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Post by Nisha Ward » 23 Jul 2019, 05:55

Female friendships are often the thing that keeps me coming back to fiction.
Even though there seems to be a lot of lies involved in this one, they don't appear to hinder that at all, which is rather interesting.
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Post by gali » 28 Sep 2019, 13:19

A book following Aunt Mary Opal, a woman suffering from a terminal illness, and her young friends sounds intense. Females characters, weighty issues, and comic effect make it easier to digest. That it passed the Bechdel test is to its credit. That it was well edited is another plus. Not for me, but I am glad you liked it. Thank you for the review!
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Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 28 Sep 2019, 13:29

This is an inspiring fictional story highlighting secrets, friendship, illness, hope, and joy. The book has a free sample on Amazon Kindle and has an inciteful OnlineBookClub review that I enjoyed. I rated the book 4out of 4 stars. Congrats @EmbryShea on the BOTD selection.

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Post by corinaelena » 28 Sep 2019, 13:30

I love the fact that you mentioned the Bechdel test! I am glad to read such a thoroughly review on this book. It sounds amazing!

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Post by Rachel Lea » 28 Sep 2019, 13:34

This sounds like a fun, light read! Thanks for your review!
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Post by Florence Nalianya » 28 Sep 2019, 13:45

Fantastic review.Who wouldnt want to read a book about friendship?This must be my next read.

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Post by sanjus » 28 Sep 2019, 13:47

A nice tale of the misadventures and funny moments along with friendship and secrets in the book "Backcomb & Tattoo" by Shea R Embry, which follows Aunt Mary Opal, an elderly woman, and her young friends. The story appears to be quite entertaining.
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Post by Bles » 28 Sep 2019, 13:52

Backcomb & Tattoo by Shea R Embry sounds pretty good. Just like Aunt Mary Opal, most people tend not to reveal their terminal illness for reasons best known to them. The cover of this book intrigued me and therefore I will add it to my to read list. Great review.
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