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Friday, February 23, 2018

Black Sugar by Miguel Bonnefoy

This is a strange generational tale of obsession with treasure.  It had a very intriguing start but swiftly went down hill until near the end when it regained some momentum.  The lost treasure of Captain Morgan which starts strangely and ends as strangely.   Captain Morgan was crazed with his treasure and the later hunters of his treasure shared in the craze.   A family tradition of looking for the treasure led to the founding of a dynastic farm focused on the production of rum.

The location of the country is as mysterious as the missing treasure, I'm pretty sure it is Venezuela.   It appears to be in the Caribbean but I was never sure if it was an island or the mainland.  The story is also of love, unrequited and sometimes unwanted.   The love was not just romantic but maternal and paternal as well and still often unrequited and unwanted.  

There were no characters in the book that were easy to relate to and the motivation of the characters was often confusing.

The book was mildly interesting.

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