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When No One Is Watching: A Thriller (2020 original; edició 2020)

de Alyssa Cole (Autor)

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Títol:When No One Is Watching: A Thriller
Autors:Alyssa Cole (Autor)
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When No One Is Watching de Alyssa Cole (2020)

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I really like this book but I feel like its ending was the weakest part of it. It had a great build-up, with the uneasiness of everything building to a great crescendo, but then looked away at the last moment. It felt rushed and not totally earned, and I felt that it should have been a bit longer to get to see what came after and explain a bit more of what the older neighbors were doing. Other than that the characters were great and I like the informative bits about racism, gentrification, and classism. ( )
  Powerfuldragon | Oct 21, 2021 |
Contemporary fiction, thriller, discrimination, racism, redlining, gentrification, New York City, Brooklyn, relationships, real estate, murder, crime, mystery ( )
  brianinbuffalo | Sep 22, 2021 |
Really difficult book to rate...

The star of this book really is a neighborhood in Brooklyn that is going through the gentrification process. The description of that process is authentic and could describe countless neighborhoods in America that are or have gone through gentrification (with all the positive and negative aspects of that process). At times, I had to stop and remind myself that the neighborhood itself was fictional. The commentary and observations about gentrification are insightful and, at times, eye-opening—particularly the observations about race and class in this context.

It is with that backdrop and commentary that the author is able to craft a unique thriller from the perspectives of two neighborhood residents: Sydney, who has lived in the neighborhood with her family for most of her life, and Theo, who just moved in with his quasi-girlfriend.

The thriller part of the book unfolds as Sydney and Theo prepare to start giving tours of the neighborhood. In the process of preparing for the tour, they find out new i formation about the neighborhood, have strange things happen, and find that people are suddenly disappearing without explanation. In these respects, the book draws on similar themes and vibes from movies like “Get Out” and “Psycho.”

The ending itself is a tad anti-climactic and aspects of the story are predictable. But the writing and dialogue are well done, which makes some of that forgivable. In the end, it’s a solid read, particularly if you want to explore issues like gentrification, racism, classism, etc. I’d give it 3.5/5 stars if I could. ( )
  bentleymitchell | Aug 27, 2021 |
"Don’t you care that you’re hurting people? Don’t you care that you’re ruining lives, taking from people when you already have enough for yourself?” This line from WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING really sums up what I want to ask about people who do nothing but take and "win." The book deals with a neighborhood in Brooklyn that is being gentrified, one of those terms that really becomes a "I know it when I see it" type of definition because the line between just making the place you live nicer and destroying the lives of those around you can often be a very thin one. I appreciated the level of nuance in this book, Ms. Cole deals mostly in real, fully formed characters instead of simple stereotypes (although the "lululemon" white female remains, clearly the "Karens" in the world really upset a lot of people). One of our protagonists, who is fighting the gentrification, at least has the self awareness to note "I want to have a conversation, but I’m annoyed at literally everything this perfectly nice and normal man is saying" at one point when she is applying a prejudice to someone who is not her race. That makes the story much richer. Alas, the thriller/mystery part of the story is not a strength, indeed if you ever watched Scooby Doo as a kid you pretty much know what is happening, but the story of the people works very well. It really spoke powerfully toward the insidious nature of gentrification by people who could "simply buy what they wanted, dispose of it when they were tired of it, and get a new one when the mood struck again." The type who don't want to fix the public school but instead work to create "n independent school priced just high enough to do the work of segregation for the people who will send their kids there." She has a keen eye on corporations and executives who make sure "[e]verything was about helping them cheat to get more money, to not pay employees who were owed money, to avoid taxes, and to hoard it because they didn’t ever want to spend what they had." I struggle to know when something moves from simple investment to conquest and this book help lay it out for me. ( )
  MarkMad | Jul 14, 2021 |
The title of WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING promises more than the book delivers. It contains too much foul language and bitterness and way too much whining. I resented the time I spent on it. ( )
  techeditor | May 23, 2021 |
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The position of my white neighbor is much more difficult.... The game of keeping what one has is never so exciting as the game of getting. --Zora Neale Hurston, from "How It Feels to Be Colored Me," World Tomorrow (1928)
One is astonished in the study of history at the recurrence of the idea that evil must be forgotten, distorted, skimmed over.... The difficulty, of course, with this philosophy is that history loses its value as an incentive and example; it paints perfect men and noble nations, but it does not tell the truth. --W. E. B. Du Bois, from Black Reconstruction (1935)
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