Disappearing Acts

Disappearing Acts

Terry McMillan / Jul 18, 2019

Disappearing Acts He was tall dark as bittersweet chocolate and impossibly gorgeous with a woman melting smile She was pretty and independent petite and not too skinny just his type Franklin Swift was a sometimes

  • Title: Disappearing Acts
  • Author: Terry McMillan
  • ISBN: 9780451209139
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback
  • He was tall, dark as bittersweet chocolate, and impossibly gorgeous, with a woman melting smile She was pretty and independent, petite and not too skinny, just his type Franklin Swift was a sometimes employed construction worker, and a not quite divorced daddy of two Zora Banks was a teacher, singer, songwriter They met in a Brooklyn brownstone, and there could be no wHe was tall, dark as bittersweet chocolate, and impossibly gorgeous, with a woman melting smile She was pretty and independent, petite and not too skinny, just his type Franklin Swift was a sometimes employed construction worker, and a not quite divorced daddy of two Zora Banks was a teacher, singer, songwriter They met in a Brooklyn brownstone, and there could be no walking away In this funny, gritty urban love story, Franklin and Zora join the ranks of fiction s most compelling couples, as they move from Scrabble to sex, from layoffs to the limits of faith and trust Disappearing Acts is about the mystery of desire and the burdens of the past It s about respect, what it can and can t survive And it s about the safe and secret places that only love can find.

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      • Terry McMillan

        Terry McMillan is an African American author Her interest in books comes from working at a library when she was fourteen She received her BA in journalism in 1986 from the University of California at Berkeley and the MFA Film Program at Columbia University Her work is characterized by strong female protagonists.Her first book, Mama, was self promoted She achieved national attention in 1992 with her third novel, Waiting to Exhale, which remained on The New York Times bestseller list for many months Forest Whitaker turned it into a film in 1995 In 1998, another of McMillan s novels, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, was made into a movie McMillan s novel Disappearing Acts was subsequently produced as a direct to cable feature.Her last novel, Who Asked You , casts an intimate look at the burdens and blessings of family and speaks to trusting your own judgment even when others don t agree.


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    1. "Waiting to Exhale" received all of the acclaim and is the book that changed the face of publishing to a significant degree as the industry suddenly realized that African Americans read too, and sometimes even like to read about fictional characters who remind them of themselves. But in my opinion this is Ms. McMillan's strongest novel. It's easy to become immersed in her work, forgetting that you're reading and instead envisioning yourself as a fly on the wall easedropping on lives that seem as [...]


    2. So basically I've just read 474 pages chronicling the never ending cycle of abuse on behalf of ZoraIf she didn't decide to stay after an exhausting amount of verbal, physical and sexual abuse, I would have praised this book as a work of women's empowerment. In true McMillan fashion the characters are 3 dimensional but the pathetic nature of them makes a reader quite uncomfortable. I can think of many alternate endings to this story that would have placed it at 5+ stars, however the ending presen [...]


    3. I was so absorbed by this book. It is the story of a relationship. Love with the perspective of both man and woman which was done in an interesting way. The man's thoughts in one chapter-moving on to the woman's. Back and forth. Love, struggles with betrayal, strength, intelligence, bread winner, etc. At the core was love and I wanted love to win out even when obviously causing one, the other or both grief, depending on the chapter. No ending from me but will recommend to anyone who likes great [...]


    4. I’m reviewing the book Disappearing Acts by Terry McMillan. It’s a fictional book about a black woman and man who struggle with society’s views, relationships, and life in general. Disappearing Acts is based on the everyday struggles of a black woman Zora, and man Franklin, living in New York during the 80’s. Franklin is a tall handsome handyman who works construction. He’s very intelligent, but knows that means little when your black and a high school dropout. Franklin feels no one w [...]


    5. This book started off pretty good. Kept me interested and coming back for more. I am mid way through the book and I find myself having to motivate myself to continue on. I so want to put this book down and start a new one but I have decide that my New Year's resolution for 2010 is to finish what I start. There is no better time than the present to make a lifestyle change. But this book is making me regret that change.It is way too mushy for my taste. And Zora is a pathetic fool who is madly in l [...]


    6. This is another typical McMillan novel. I just couldn't get my mind around these characters. At a certain point sympathy turns to pity.


    7. 1.5 STARS"Franklin's tired of women, tired of trouble. He's young, he's six-feet-four and he likes to pump iron. But his ex-wife's riding him for money to keep their two children, and there's no security in construction work. Not in New York anyway, and especially not if you're black. All Franklin really wants is to stay together, stay in work and, most of all, stay out of love.And Zora. She's a music teacher, fresh from Ohio, looking for that one big break as a singer-songwriter. She's going to [...]


    8. I liked that Terry McMillan dived right into the storyline. And the fact that it was a romance pulled me right in. But I won't lie, I spent most of the time trying to figure out when Zora was going to leave Franklin for good. It didn't seem like Zora and Franklin had a lot of good times and he was so insufferable. Throughout most of the book I wondered why they Zora was still dealing with him. I wasn't committed to their relationship or "love" and for must of the book wondered where the romance [...]


    9. I'm not really a Terry McMillan fan, but I really admired this book. I thought it was a pretty honest portrayal of the progression of a romantic relationship-- first you're enamored; then you're disillusioned, sometimes to the point of being disturbed; then, maybe, you find your way back to each other. It's not an uncommon storyline, but the way she exposes her characters' darker (yet utterly mundane) side is pretty unusual in fiction.


    10. It was a pretty book. Yes, I said pretty NOT pretty good or pretty bad just pretty. Like you would call a person pretty. I hated the ending by the way after all I went through (via the character's lives) by the end I wasn't SOO satisfied with the outcome. But the story was nice. Terry McMillan is ON POINT!


    11. This was my first introduction to Terry McMillan. The storyline and characters were well developed and I found myself sharing in the joy, pain, and confusion that sometimes arose.


    12. The Disappearing Acts The Disappearing Acts is a realistic fiction novel by Terry Mcmillan. The theme of the book is to not let a man corrupt your personal beliefs and decisions. The Disappearing Acts mainly focuses on Zora an aspiring singer who meets a man named Franklin, who is not so stable but she falls in love wit him. Zora moves to New York to try and get her singing career started and Franklin was one of the contractors working on some renovations in her new apartment. They begin dating [...]


    13. Shortie review here, since I am all kinds of late finally reading this book but OH EM GEE IT WAS GOOD! I don't know why, but I haven't made a big habit out of reading Terry McMillan. My mother enjoyed Waiting to Exhale (the movie too) but I never read it. I read Getting to Happy and didn't think it was all that bad . but I hadn't read Waiting, so I didn't have the same complaints that everyone else had. I also read Who Asked You and while I didn't truly enjoy it, it also primed my interest in mo [...]


    14. This happens to be my favorite book by Ms.McMillan ***I've read every book by her*** I still remember reading it like it was yesterday the movie was good too. Zora seemed like the perfect ambitious woman who met the wrong man (kind of sorta) don't get me wrong Franklin was a good guy too I just believe he could have done better by Zora and his baby. I fell in love with Zora from the movie & the book I did not find out about the movie until I was done with the book and I believe the casting w [...]


    15. Disappearing Acts is the only book I've read by this author. What made me enjoy the book so thoroughly was the way the characters were developed in alternating chapters, each describing an incident as reflected by his/her point of view. As time passes and their relationship inevitably changes, I found myself carried along - then caring about - what happened to these two people. It didn't matter to me whether I agreed with one or the other, was annoyed with or, at times, irritated by both. Be it [...]


    16. Read this book around 1991-92 after reading an except of it in an Essence magazine. Back then, no one knew Terry McMillan so the book was very hard to find (at least hard to find in Birmingham LOL). I thoroughly enjoyed the book and still consider it one of her best. I think that it would still be a great read, however, there are events, people and places in the book that will date it (Stephanie Mills was still recording and touring). The movie, which I was so excited about, was, like most books [...]


    17. My question to Zora does Franklin deserve your love?The story line resonates with me. Franklin and Zora are untangled in this web of disappointment, deception, abuse, and love. Although they both aware of declining of their relationship, they decided to weather the storm. The final outcome is to do your homework before getting deeply involve in a relationship.


    18. Too many p@&$!, d@&$, and mf's for my taste. Franklin appeared to be your average 'mad at the white man' black man who put his blame on everyone else. Zora, a successful woman struggling to love him, but at the same time settling for a man that added to her hardships instead of helping her get to where she was trying to go


    19. This book, from the moment I picked it up, I was unable to put down. It was GREAT, TERRIFIC, AMAZING, I can barely find words to fit this beautiful book. Filled with betrayal, anger, pride, and love, this book amazed me. I didn't even want to return it to the library. THis book is beautiful, it's really a work of art.


    20. Even though its been years since I read this book. I still can say what a great book it was. Disappearings acts is one of my favorite books that I can say, I read more than once. I wont spoil the book but, believe me when I sayyou wont want to put it down.


    21. This book is a really amazing book. I liked it because it was real life, I felt like I was talking to my friends and they were telling me there problems. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone, a great read


    22. Franklin is just pathetic and whiny and needy and frustrating and selfish and Zora was just stupid to stick around with him for so long! I flew through this book waiting for Zora to get her act together and was PISSED at the end when she let the loser back into her life!


    23. One of the first books I read in high school. I always enjoyed reading the work of Terry and her sister.





    24. I'm torn between 4 or 5 stars. 5 stars because it was a great read. I couldn't put the book down because I was so engulfed in the lives of Zora and Franklin. Terri really got into the minds of both men and women. 4 stars because the books ending was disappointing to me. I wanted more than what I was left with. The ending fell flat. It's possible that I felt this way because I wanted the characters to do something differently (no spoilers!) Also I found it very unnecessarily mushy. A lot of baby [...]


    25. Excellent!Loved it************************************Awesome************************************Wonderful story************************************A must read************************************Loved the ending************************************


    26. I really wanted Zora not to end back up with Franklin, but I guess this book really shows how complicated love can be.



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