I absolutely love historical fiction and read a lot of it; I love to learn history this way. I also enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and non-fiction science.
Timestamp is a collection of written works by Marcus Granderson, a Harvard Graduate and young black man. As Marcus states in the introduction, the works are not related in any way. The works range from essays, poetry, lists, observations as well as speeches. The themes of the writings give a fresh perspective on what it's like to be coming of age in the world today with a highlight on racial disparity. I was able to identify with many of the writings about life during and directly after college very well and remember those feeling. However, what I enjoyed reading the most were the pieces that gave insight to the author's experience a a young black person in today's world. Oreo was a brilliant introduction to the collection and allowed me to get a clear view of his perspective. Some of my other favorite pieces were Hallelujah Anyhow, Last Night, Sunrise and Hair Like Mine.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.