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Who Knew There Was an Award for "Most Racist Piece of Shit"?

I chanced upon the blurb for the next book in the “Save the Pearls” series today:

“In the sequel to the award-winning, dystopian novel, Revealing Eden, Eden Newman must adapt into a hybrid human beast if she hopes to become Ronson Bramford’s mate. She has no choice but to undergo her father’s adaptation experiment at his makeshift laboratory in the last patch of rainforest. But when the past rears its ugly head, Eden and Bramford must abandon camp along with their family and friends. Luckily, an Aztec tribe that has survived with the aid of a healing plant provides them with sanctuary—or is it? Too late, Eden realizes she is at the center of an epic spiritual battle between love and war. To survive, she must face her deepest fears or lose everything, including the beastly man she loves.”

(No links included, for obvious reasons.)

It looks to me as if Foyt thought long and hard about the accusation of racism against her first book and went all out to make the sequel even more racist, if humanly possible.  Best thing about the comments on this upcoming book at GoodReads: everyone who begins, “Award winning? AWARD WINNING?!”

Have you seen this picture floating around the internet? It’s my absolute fav:

Foyt’s books make me feel like someone re-did that image, so the kid is now looking out onto the same horrible world he has to live in.

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  • Mireya
    September 24
    1:07 pm

    I can’t say I am surprised she’s come up with an even worse sequel. I am willing to bet she sold a LOT of books (if not the majority of them) because of the controversy alone. Seems like these days if you want to succeed as an author, you need to find some shit to stir. As to the award winning… these days everyone seems to get “awards” for something or other anyway :P

    Either way, I am considering removing myself from any forums/blogs, etc. that have anything to do with writing/publishing/reviewing. I am fed up.

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  • About five years ago I appeared on a talk show to talk about interracial relationships. They sent a driver to take me to the studio. He told me if I really wanted to sell books i had to be controversial. Racist. Even crazy. Clearly a lot of people have taken his advice, but I couldn’t see showing my ass in such a way. I’m a right bitch and my mouth gets me in trouble quite a bit already, but if I’m not prepared to take it any further. To essentially lie about who and what I am. This woman is married to a movie producer, so I’m sure she has access to a marketing machine most of us can only dream of. I have no doubt she’ll soon be selling the movie rights.

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  • @Roslyn Holcomb: God, you’re probably right. Though reading what the author has to say about her book, she comes across as sincerely and genuinely clueless. So hard to say.

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