Once in a while you come across a book that you just cannot figure out why you still pick it up. I put "Deacon King Kong" in my "WHY?" category.
Some fiction books keep me reading to find out what happens with a particular character. Does he survive? Do they find love? Does she enjoy life?
None of the characters in this book catch my attention.
The main character is Sport Coat --AKA Deacon King Kong, as he says he is a deacon at a church and his adult beverage of choice is a homemade concoction called "King Kong"
Sport Coat talks to his dead wife (she talks back), shoots a local drug dealer, unknowingly acts as a gardener for a mob boss's mother, thwarts a hit man (three times) and drunkenly moves through life without a clue.
The story line moves between Sport Coat, a local drug supplier and the mob boss. I am not sure how they intertwine.
I'm 80% done with the book and I'm not sure where it's going and the only reason I pick it up is because I put it in my "published in 2020"
Barack Obama named it as one of his favorite books of the year...this does nothing for my estimation of Barack Obama.