Then Like The Blind Man: Orbie's Story - Freddie Owens

After I finished reading this title, I was almost surprised by how much I realized I liked this book. If the book had not been a Kindle freebie, there is a good chance that I would have passed it by without much thought. Not sure exactly why…but usually this type of book would escape my book radar.

This wasn’t an easy book to read either. I don’t imagine that’s hard to imagine as saying that this book was full of racial tensions would be an understatement. It definitely made the reading experience uncomfortable, even despite how well written and interesting this book was. Even as much as I tried to brace myself…it was still uncomfortable and infuriating at times. 

There were a few sections in the book, where it delved into a supernatural tone…and those bits did get a bit confusing. I had to reread several pages to try and make some sense out of those bits…and quite honestly, I wasn’t sure if Orbie was a credible narrator at all times. Did those things really happen? Did Orbie dream them? Those bits could have potentially brought this book down but luckily they didn’t.