Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This Reader's Revew: Part XVIII: EJD's "The Education of Nia Simone Bijou"

Nia Simone Bijou. A character I have thought was amazing since her appearances in Eric Jerome Dickey's "Pleasure" and this year's "Decadence." I loved both books and Nia was always the character that I was drawn to the most. But, in both books er past was alluded to. The readers were never truly given any insight into why Ms. Bijou was exactly the way she is portrayed. Maybe EJD got that question enough so that he decided to do something about it. This is where the e-book special "The Education of Nia Simone Bijou" comes in. It fills in all the blanks I had about Nia. I loved reading about the situations that made her become the woman in "Decadence."

"The Education of Nia Simone Bijou" is the tale of Nia's college days. It centers on her love and sexual relationship with Chris, her friendships with MM, Rigoberto and Siobahn. All the relationships are intertwined and play a huge part on who Nia becomes. I loved having that insight. A lot of it brought me back to my college days. Clearly, Nia was meant to be the star and she was. I felt every emotion she did in this piece. Nia is an exceptional character because she is able to evoke so much from her audience. I would not be mad if EJD decided to bring her back for another novel. She is that dope of a character. TEoNSB is a must read if you loved "Decadence." As a reader, you need to know more about Nia's back story. Get into it. Great read. 


  1. I wanted to read the Education of Nia Simone Bijou because I had read "Pleasure" and I wanted to gain more insight into the main character. She also went Hampton, so that piqued my interest as well. I liked the fact that I knew exactly what and where EJD was referring. I just wish that the book was longer. It left me hanging a bit. I still have yet to read Decadence.

    1. Decadence is a must read then. It is all about Nia. She is the main character of this one. You won't be sorry. That's really dope that you had some insight to the Hampton stuff. Thanks for reading & commenting, Palmettoauthor!