Black Lives Matter Movement
Way too much shelf space is given over to the tawdry clichés of gun-toting ‘ghetto lit’. Tony Parsons’ tales of male angst, career success and relationship dysfunction are stories I can relate to. The fictional lives of his of “lad lit” characters, who navigate the complex maze of work, women and divided responsibilities, mirror my own as a professional and one-time Londoner. But unless Parsons is keeping a bizarre secret, he doesn’t know what it’s like to be a black man, so there’s a certain point where my spiritual connection with his characters evaporates.