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    Posted: May 06 2014 at 6:01pm
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Feel free to add to the list, especially horror, fantasy, sci-fi, or thrillers.


 oh goody. I think that qualifies as thriller LOL.
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^^yes. I love Gloria's books. I probably have them all, from back when people still got books. Pre-kindle days.
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Originally posted by Random Thoughts Random Thoughts wrote:

Feel free to add to the list, especially horror, fantasy, sci-fi, or thrillers.


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Omg! And Mama Day!

I actually liked the Women of Brewster Place mini-series from the 80s. Sat and watched it one night. I would love to see Naylor's work as a movie.

I would also like Shange's For Colored Girls done OVER, with Tyler Perry's creative input completely eliminated.
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I'd like to see Gloria Naylor's Linden Hills made into a movie.


Miss Naylor  adapted Dante's ''Inferno'' to her own fictional purposes - in this instance a tale of lost black souls trapped in the American dream. The setting is Linden Hills, an upper-middle-class black community built on a huge plot of land owned by the mysterious Nedeed family (the locale is not specified). Purchased by Luther Nedeed in 1820 - after he had sold his octoroon wife and six children into slavery and moved from Tupelo, Miss., we are told - the land has remained under the proprietorship of the Nedeeds for more than 150 years. Luther (read Lucifer), as all the males in the Nedeed family are named, opened a funeral parlor, then developed the land and leased sections to black families. His sons and grandsons, all of whom are physical copies of the original landowner, furthered his plan - to establish a showcase black community. That community, as the original Luther says, would not only be an ''ebony jewel'' representing black achievement, but also ''a beautiful, black wad of spit right in the white eye of America.''

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I much prefer older books being turned into movies, like The Street by Ann Petry or Passing by Nella Larsen.

I can see Salvage the Bones being good, because I liked Mississippi Damned so much.

Twelve Tribes of Hattie could be great too.

Carter can only make the Awesome Girl's Guide into a movie if she does 32 Candles first... and I would SO watch. That, my friends, is a great book.
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i kinda wanna read these books
and this would appeal to the "i don't wanna watch black movies about slavery" crew
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I love Octavia Butler, don't know the others.
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hmmm...the devil in silver looks interesting. i'm gonna have to checc that out.
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