Unbreakable by William Frederick Cooper is the 3rd book that chronicles William McCall’s emotional journey after losing the love of his life Linda Woodson. It has been seven-years after Linda’s death and William is still grieving her loss. Valentine’s Day (their favorite day) he drowns his sorrows at a local bar he frequents in New York where he lives. Here is where he meets Keisha Gray a schoolteacher that resides in Michigan that is in New York to see the man that she loves. Tired of being the other woman Keisha decides that she needs to break the relationship off. Realizing that it is not fair to her or the man’s wife.
When William and Keisha see each other again the next day William is looking broken since he thinks he lost the last remaining piece of Linda and Keisha is going through her own struggle. With nowhere to go Keisha takes William up on his offer to travel with him to visit Linda’s parents. As they drive through the different states they soon form a bond from the love of Michael Jackson’s music. During the journey there are some self-discoveries within themselves that awaken their soul. With a little time and with the love for Michael Jackson and God will these two find a love that will be unbreakable?
Unbreakable by William Frederick Cooper was a confusing read to say at best. Before expressing what I did not like about the book let me at least point out the good. One of the things I really liked is that there were a lot of good quotes throughout the book. Thought provoking quotes. The other was that Mr. Cooper is poetic in his writing style. With the last being said the poetic writing style of his works to a point because the book because too drawn out and wordy then it becomes a negative thing. In reading the synopsis I noticed that it was never mentioned that Unbreakable happens to be part of series. Although I am sure his previous novels are stand-alone, it still chronicles the journey of the main character.
I am puzzled at what Mr. Cooper was trying to attempt with this story. At times it read of a love story, at others it read like a Michael Jackson tribute and then to a Christian Fiction type of read. This novel could have easily been written within half of the 414 pages the novel was. This book was HEAVILY and I stress the word heavily geared toward “the gloved wonder”, singer, Michael Jackson.
Mr. Cooper also goes on to talk about politics, things in the news, adversity of the plight of our young black men. Which has NOTHING to do with this story. So the story drags on. His description of certain things such as the sex scenes came off a little weird. Example: Mr. Cooper constantly uses the word “stems” when referring to a woman’s legs. There are parts of the story that is predictable and the ending was too rushed and far-fetched to be believable. Another thing that was confusing is that the story is told from first person then switches to a narrator…who that narrator is this reader still has no clue.
Honestly this was just a bad read, had Mr. Cooper concentrated on the love story and worked on a more believable ending instead of talking about MJ and getting off topic so much this could have been a good read.