December 15, 2020

Black Buck

"Power is the new black, baby." ~ 58%

Darren is a 22-year-old black (sales)man on a mission. He lives in a Bed-Stuy brownstone with his mom. He's content working at Starbucks, hanging out with his girlfriend and eating mom's home-cooked meals. He is not living up to his potential...yet. 

When Darren meets the CEO of NYC's hottest tech startup, it results in a job offer to join the elite sales team. Darren goes from taking coffee orders to working on the 36th floor as the only black person at the company. He takes on a new persona starting with nicknaming himself "Buck" and turning into a ruthless salesman. All in or all out, is his philosophy! Then a bunch of stuff happens prompting Buck to help young people of color to infiltrate America's sales force.

Satire at its funniest. Crackling with one-liners. Reminiscent of The Wolf of Wall Street and The Spook Who Sat by the Door. Razor-sharp delivery. Author Mateo Askaripour came through with a hilarious debut novel that explores race, ambition and a different interpretation of the American dream. Add Black Buck to your reading lists for the new year!

Happy Early Pub Day, Mateo Askaripour! Black Buck will be available Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: Black Buck
Author: Mateo Askaripour
Published: January 2021
Pages: 400
Edition: Galley
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤


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