Skip to content

**** ****

100 Best Books to Read in Kindergarten poster kit ALA

Ebook Drum By Kyle Onstott Reading online


  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 512
  • Drum By Kyle Onstott
  • Kyle Onstott
  • English
  • 04 August 2017
  • 9780449229200

10 thoughts on “Drum By Kyle Onstott

  1. says:

    A wise person once said on the internetsAdmittedly I am a fan of this type of garbage Some might think you're a Black woman why would you read books like this? Well I adore horror novels too but I don't condone the slaughter of teenag

  2. says:

    I read this book many years ago I don't remember the whole story; however I remember it is about slavery in the US I think this is a historical fiction because the book actually reflexes many of the atrocities that actually occurred during slavery The characters are not real; however slave owners overseers and sl

  3. says:

    First time reading this book it was for a friend who wanted help writing her book report for her class She told me that everytime she would read it she would get so infuriated that she would throw the book on the floor and stomp it repeatedly This was in 1964 In my opinion it gave a very different aspect of the south slavery and the uniue relationship that exists between the African American's even of today By the time Root was made into a

  4. says:

    I'm re reading books I read while a pre teen Lord only knows this was not a proper book for me to be reading at that age but the thrill of knowing such is what made it all the fun Ha For some reason I have an odd

  5. says:

    Read it years ago and it is a great book

  6. says:

    Some five years passed between the publication of Kyle Onstott's anti GONE WITH THE WIND slavery epic MANDINGO and during

  7. says:

    So wanted to give this one star because I really did not enjoy reading it but then it was not actually bad When it was published in the 1960s it was probably considered shocking It bored me

  8. says:

    Read in 1976 In the same vein as Mandingo

  9. says:

    Good Lord Vivid graphically told chronicle of three generations of slaves The story begins in Africa with elements that are uite similar to what later appeared in the minseries Roots and follows a young man who is sold into slavery by his greedy family This slave Tamboura becomes involved with a Cuban master and his beautiful mistress The second phase concerns his son Drum and Drum's life with the mistress wh

  10. says:

    I've cleared out my bookshelves many times but this one always stays I've read it several times too This follows t

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Kyle Onstott ß 6 FREE DOWNLOAD

Drum By Kyle Onstott

Ere prize specimens male and female are chosen to work in exotic bordellos and on slave breeding plantations w. Some five years passed between the publication of Kyle Onstott s anti GONE WITH THE WIND slavery epic MANDINGO and during that time two significant things took place in the author s career 1 Presumably following actually taking the time to read the sprawlingly over long MANDINGO someone at Onstott s publisher had the infinite mercy to not inflict such a pointlessly dense doorstop of a book upon readers a second time and conseuently hired an editor who was not asleep at the wheel when the inevitable seuel was in the pipeline 2 With the first of MANDINGO s seuels 1962 s DRUM Onstott acknowledges the contributions of his good friend and collaborator Lance Horner to whom I am profpundly obligated for the assistance he has given me and without whose insistence aid and persistent encouragement this book would never have been finished There appears to be little information as to the full nature of the collaborative relationship between Onstott and Horner but if you ask me especially since I ve bead the majority of the subseuent books Horner probably acted to trim the fat from Onstott s narrative something MANDINGO certainly needed it was re issued several times after its original edition in expurgated versions that trimmed superfluous padding while retaining all of the sex and violence From DRUM onward Horner was present for what remained of Onstott s output and beyond but I ll get to that in a bitDRUM tells the story of three generations of characters unfolding its narrative over some five hundred pages and managing to hold the reader s attention without ever lapsing into the lengthy and agonizing bits of useless business that went nowhere and occasionally brought its predecessor s 659 pages to a gear grinding halt One might think that an epic covering approximately forty some odd years and three protagonists would be ponderous going but the narrative is wisely divided into three books so the leaps from era to era happen with no wasted words and bring readers to exactly where they need to be in the showcased hero s developmentBook One opens in Africa sometime around or just before 1800 and introduces us to Tamboura a member of Hausa royalty who eagerly awaits the culmination of his manhood trials and his subseuent right to get his hump on with the nubile girls of his village a right guaranteed once he is ritually circumcised Well poor Tamboura is shit outta luck because some of his jealous family members plot against him in an effort to usurp his right of tribal leadership succession and successfully drug and kidnap him selling him into slavery to an Arab flesh trader rather than kill him outright which would have offended the spirits With nothing to his name but a totemic necklace he believes affords him mystical protection Tamboura endures the long journey from Africa to the slave markets of Cuba where his fierce physical beauty catches the eye of an aging monied plantation owner don Cesar who buys him with a mind to use Tamboura as a prime stud for breeding The don is a man with vision enough to foresee the encroaching end of legally importing slaves from Africa and he intends to use his plantation as the first self sufficient slave generating compound in Cuba a move that would earn him the wealth of a king Tamboura as is par for the course in this kind of novel of course comes to virtually worship don Cesar and does everything in his power to please him Then Tamboura meets the don s hot blonde and French mistress Alix allegedly the Comtesse de Vaux a title she embellished herself with upon fleeing the horrors of the French Revolution and the two enter into a clandestine relationship of torrid passionate sex unhindered by any hint of actual communication or getting to know each other as human beings In her earlier days Alix had loved a devoted slave named Bonaventure who gave his life during her aforementioned escape so she developed a taste for strapping black men an interest definitely not approved of by her slave and almost constant companion the haughty Rachel who doesn t like men for some reason that no one can figure outTamboura and Alix s affair goes on rampantly and undiscovered which practically drives Rachel insane with jealousy and frustration causing her to resort to an escalating and utterly futile barrage of voodoo charms before coming up with one of the most brilliant relationship destroying schemes I ve ever read about and I won t spoil it for you sorry Needless to say the lovers are discovered en flagrante and Tamboura is put to hideous death by a reluctant don Cesar who knows that Tamboura did not rape Alix despite what she claims in order to save her own worthless ass but must execute him to reinforce to the whole town the lesson of what happens when a black man gets it on with a white woman Alix and Rachel are given twenty four hours to vacate the premises with nothing but the clothes on their backs which in no way stops them from stealing anything of value that they can carry their passage guaranteed on ships bound for Mexico or New Orleans They set off for the latter and a distraught Alix realizes that she had actually come to love Tamboura retaining only his totem necklace to remember him by That and the unwanted son that she discovers she s knocked up withBook Two shifts the timeline forward by about eighteen years by which time Alix has once reinvented herself this time as the madame at New Orleans most high end whorehouse the de Vaux Academie de Musiue Having found herself pregnant with the unexpected and unwanted fruit of her time with Tamboura Alix passes of her black son Drum as Rachel s baby and promptly distances herself from her child Between the time of Drum s birth sometime in the early 1800 s and his eighteenth birthday Alix has become uite rich thanks to her bordello attracting wealthy and powerful regulars and once he s of age Drum is sent off to apprentice as a blacksmith Unlike many of the slaves in books of this genre Drum is educated than most and comes off as rather sophisticated when compared to his fellow human chattel an aspect of his demeanor that along with his oft mentioned overwhelming physical beauty makes him ideal as a bartender and live sex show performer in the melees Alix stages for her jaded clientele Growing up unaware that Rachel is not his real mother Drum hates Alix as a foul epitome of all that he perceives as wrong and unattractive about white women but he enjoys his status as a featured fixture at her establishment and eventually receives training as a fighter after kicking the living shit out of another slave who did not show him proper deference Once trained Drum goes on to win match after match a towering nude black Hercules who can mete out and take extreme punishment but as his winning streak breeds jealousy and frustration among some of the owners of slaves he defeats so an escalating slate of horrifying and vicious opponents takes up much of his time Much 0f Book Two is taken up with Drum s pugilistic efforts but there is also a fair amount of time spent on his pleasuring with an assortment of all too willing female slaves and in one memorably tasteless seuence a spoiled rotten uber rich homicidal bi sexual French duelist he does not rebuff the guy because the man bought him a prize wench and resisting him would mean financial suicide for Alix s whorehouse A plague of yellow fever collouially referred to as Bronze John hits New Orleans and kills people by the thousands eventually claiming Rachel who with her dying breath informs Drum that Alix is his real mother Alix briefly steps out of her role as stern whorehouse manager and relates the details of his origin to her son giving him the Number One position of power among the house s slaves if he never reveals that Alix gave birth to a black man s bastard From there the story deals with what an entitled asshole Drum becomes treating the other slaves like shit and emotionally torturing his main woman Calinda by withholding sex a tactic she tried initially but it backfired when he adopted it and lording it over Blaise a younger even strapping buck who harbors feeling s for Drum s woman One night while Drum is out servicing two fancy girls at some rich lady s house Drum s woman takes Blaise to her bed and is inevitably caught by Drum Overcome with rage Drum attacks Blaise with the intent to kill him in cold blood Their fight spills out into the whorehouse s courtyard and Blaise who does not want to fight his best friend defends himself with a carpenter s saw embedding the blade in Drum s jugular As Drum bleeds out on the cobblestones Alix forces Blaise and Calinda under penalty of severe punishment to tell anyone who asks that Drum was killed in a street fight Alix keeps the necklace that Drum inherited from Tamboura and holds it to give to her as yet unborn grandson who is gestating within CalindaBook Three opens sometime in the 1840 s and introduces us to Drumson it s all in the name folks who is raised at Alix s brothel and serves as a house slave Stunningly handsome and possessed of his father s physiue Drumson is also trained to fight by his Uncle Blaise Alix keeps the boy on a short leash never letting him know that she s his grandmother all the secrets of Alix s jungle fever died with Drumand as a result Drumson doesn t much care for her Things get interesting and finally turn the novel into a proper seuel to MANDINGO when Hammond Maxwell the conflicted slave breedingblack chick lovin white chick despisin star of that book shows up at Alix s establishment with an unusual offer Following the events so scorchingly chronicled in MANDINGO Hammond has returned from the Texies and assumed control of Falconhurst plantation when his father finally has the decency to croak seeing its cash crop of prime slaves raise his wealth to that of an antebellum Rockefeller Now all he needs to have all his ducks in a row is to get a woman to run Falconhurt s main house but he no longer wants a wife thanks to what his first spouse the infamous drunken interracial sex offender adulteress Blanche got up to with his most prized slave the famed full blooded Mandingo Mede Alix provides him with Augusta a hairdresser to the local whores who has a mildly checkered past but is a very proper lady in every way nonethless and so the pair set off to Falconhurst with Drumson taken on as Hammond s personal body slave a high position and Regine Hammond s new and ultra hot bed wench much to Augusta s annoyance During their initial time together a falling down drunk Hammond confuses Drumson with Mede and the readers are treated to Hammond baring his soul to what he believes is the ghost of the slave he so sadistically punished read murdered by pitchforking him and boiling his body for three days in a gigantic kettle until he was soup and in doing so Hammond reveals his crushing guilt over his foul deeds finally making peace with that foul event Upon arriving at Falconhurst we meet Sophie the spoiled brat twelve year old daughter Hammond believes is his via Blanche she s actually the child of Blanche s brother Charles and bears his crossed eyes as a marker of her true parentage and Sophie is soon revealed to be a budding and dangerous nymphomaniac with a heavy duty interest in the slave boys people over whom she wields the power of life and death and woe to any who might cross herThe rest of the story relates Drumson s day to day interactions with the Falconhurst slaves his devoted friendship with Miss Augusta who turns out to be one of the most genuine and sweet white folks in the entire series and the growing resentment of Drumson by slaves Clees and Clytie Also figuring into this are Alph and Meg twin former slaves of Hammond s who he sold a decade earlier only to discover later that they had blackmailed his dead wife into allowing them to fuck her whenever they demanded it lest they tell massa about her dalliances with Mede Ever since becoming aware of their crime Hammond had searched for them in vain but when he finds them again he buys them from their current owner and brings them home with him intending to imprison them away from the other slave sto heighten the suspense of what is sure to be some inevitable payback punishment a reprisal that turns out to be imminent castration for both The news of that development and the impending sale of the uppity Clees spurs an ultra violent slave revolt that results in many gory deaths including that of Drumson who sacrifices himself to save Hammond s life only to end up fatally shot and beheaded with a scythe When the revolt is uelled a heartbroken Augusta makes sure that Drumson s courage and than slavelike humanity are never forgotten affording him the rare honor of being buried among Falconhurst s honored white dead But before Drumson s body is committed to the earth Augusta retrieves Tamboura s legacy totem necklace and keeps it safe eventually to be passed on to the first of the inevitable sons Drumson siredDRUM is a brisk and very entertaining read and an improvement upon MANDINGO in several respects It is never boring the characters are much fleshed out than before and the three protagonists are each interesting in completely differing ways Tamboura personifies the untamed beauty and majesty of Africa itself an aspect noted by all who encounter him once he s transported into slavery even inspiring an aging slave dealer to paint his portrait in tribute Drum is an egocentric prick who s so full of himself that rather unlikable uite happy in his role as what is essentially a human fighting cock pun intended with little concern or respect for his own value as a human being and not a commodity Drumson is by far the most relatable of the three displaying great intelligence and self awareness despite being in a situation that seeks to uash such traits His relationship with Augusta is both surprising and touching illustrating one of the most interesting symbiotic relationships in all of the slave literature genre Only three things unite these very different men shared genetics names that all sort of relate to a percussion instrument and a disturbingly worshipful attitude toward white women Before ending up as Alix s boy toy Tamboura who bitterly despises whites encounters a statue of the Blessed Virgin during his indoctrination into Western religion and from then on he is mesmerized by the sacred beauty of female whiteness Drum lusts after white women an attitude he very wisely keeps to himself but never gets with one settling instead for the light skinned beauties in his mother s employ Drumson also reveres white women and would be curious to try one out but he knows that is just not in the cards and is fatal to any black man who achieves that goal the fate of Mede is constantly brought up so he s got constant reminders to keep it in his pants Instead Drumson transfers his worship of the white female to Miss Augusta and that reverence is rewarded with a mutually beneficial friendship that unexpectedly extends to all the plantation s slavesWell worth reading even if you have not read its ponderous predecessor DRUM is definitely recommended to the interested The 1976 film version seriously fucks with the book s content and ends up being rather a mess but it s one hell of an unintentionally hilarious disaster that features the great Warren Oates as Hammond Pam Grier Isela Vega shockingly miscast as Alix Paula Kelly John Colicos as an over the top interpretation of the bi sexual duelist who must be seen to be believed and Yaphet Kotto all of whom chew the scenery like their lives depended on it Definitely recommended for camp film enthusiasts and nowhere near as offensive as the movie of MANDINGO but if you choose experience the book or film of DRUM make the smart choice and stick with the novel Followed two years later by MASTER OF FALCONHURST

READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Kyle Onstott

Here masters drunk with the power of life and death force their slaves to entertain them with unspeakable acts. Read in 1976 In the same vein as Mandingo

READ & DOWNLOAD Drum By Kyle Onstott

The world of DRUM is a world of brutality lust and miscegenation where chained Negroes are sold like cattle wh. A wise person once said on the internetsAdmittedly I am a fan of this type of garbage Some might think you re a Black woman why would you read books like this Well I adore horror novels too but I don t condone the slaughter of teenagers with chainsawsBecause of the sticky issue of race and a generation of the PC Thought Police there s a little voice in the back of my mind that wants to have a valid and socially approved reason for loving this genre so much There s no straw to grasp on the grounds of literary merit because there isn t a scrap of merit in it It s trash pure trash of the solidest gold Stereotypes of blacks and whites alike abound every plot twist and turn is motivated by either sex or violence and the prose is either subpar or hangs slightly above average for the wink of an eye But I eat this garbage up with a spoonSo thank you anonymous person on the internets for saying it straight out and making me wave that Falconhurst banner with a lighter heart Does it mean that I long for the days of the Old South and slavery Oh please What s wrong with loving literary trash NothingAnd this book is pure trash although it takes a while to get to the gloriously skeevy stuff that was first glimpsed and then only done half baked in Mandingo It s divided into 3 parts each one about a tumultuous time span in the lives of 3 male slaves all related by bloodBook 1 TambouraTamboura s the brother of a tribal chief but due to some jealous conniving he finds himself aboard a slaver ship bound for Cuba Once there he gets involved with his master s white mistress and things don t end wellBook 2 DrumDrum son of Tamboura and the white woman lives in his mother s whorehouse but thinks he s the son of her maid An argument with a client s coachman proves that Drum s an able fighter and he becomes a main attraction at the brothel bare knuckle brawling with any slave put up against him and putting on public displays of his prowess with the uadroon whores for the amusement of the white dudes who come to drink leer and drool But these salad days don t last foreverBook 3 DrumsonThe imaginatively named son of Drum is purchased by Hammond Maxwell here s where the Mandingo connection comes in and he becomes a valued slave in the Maxwell household However Maxwell s horny daughter Sophie causes no end of trouble for any man within groping range Maxwell s own vendetta against two other slaves a grudge carried over from the last book helps ignite a slave rebellion that has a bunch of carcasses littered among the burnt out ruins at FalconhurstSo nothing redeeming in it whatsoever but so hugely entertaining and absurdly addictive that the slow parts didn t seem that slow and when the action ramped up the pages flew by The first 80 pages were very similar to what Alex Haley did in Roots 14 years later with depictions of village life and Tamboura s capture and journey on the Middle Passage If anything could be called serious and well done it is that first sectionThen the horny white woman shows up and we re offSex Violence Death Violence More sex Lots sex Lots and lots of casual homoerotica More violence Decapitations and handjobs and bears oh myTo this day I still don t know why I liked Mandingo so much Compared to this book it s deathly dull with its repetitious dialogue and non existant plot Maybe if I tried to read it again I wouldn t get through it Thanks to a 1975 article I found in The Washington Post I feel pretty confident in asserting that Lance Horner is probably the one to credit for giving the Falconhurst books some focus and pizazz That elderly gay Bostonian eccentric who allegedly mailed gay porno postcards to misogynist bachelor Kyle Onstott took the reins of long distance collaboration they never met and set the Mandingo saga on the trashy rails where it belongs I salute you sirGone are the pages upon pages of musings about rheumatiz and hot toddies and the ins and outs of slave breeding saying the same damn thing over and over and instead are vivid descriptions of a New Orleans bawdyhouse s attractions a yellow fever epidemic handjobbing mulattos horny masters and mistresses and slaves and brawling fights where nuts get grabbed and ears get chewed and wrists nearly get snapped off There s enough there that is pure Mandingo Onstott but the zip and zing in this one can only be due to Horner and his rather uirky grasp of Southern gothic horror porno exploito trash There s far sex in this than in Mandingo which was so fade to black that I never knew if anything was happening Here there s no doubt though still phrased coyly with terms like warmth and raging need and orgiastic ecstasy But there s never any doubt what s going on and it happens often In fact sex is a motivator for nearly every character at one time or another to do really really stupid things It s often thrown in simply for prurient reasons And I wouldn t have it any other way in lit ra cha like thisAnd the gay element really stands tall and proud in this one Thank you Lance And this book was a featured selection in the Reading Club For Men in 1962 Wonder what some readers thought when they kept coming across those parts in between all the het stuff Especially Drumson s Damn it s a guy with a hand on my dick But I m excited HeeDuh these books aren t for everyone And I don t recommend them unless you know exactly what you re getting and are a OK with just about any kind of WTFery that can get thrown at you But for lovers of pulpy trash they re a must readOh and I should add that if you ve seen the movie as I have done oh so gleefully the screenplay is a total mashup of the three stories There are elements from each one that got smushed so the script would have one main protagonistWhich is better book or movie Ehh I would say 6 of one half dozen of the other They re both cheesy and campy trash although the movie does have the benefit of John Colicos you Trek fans know who he is playing a campy evil gay Creole and the awesome Warren Oates chewing up the scenery as a very crude Hammond Maxwell Oh and Pam Grier talking about her missus s titties The lead Ken Norton has barely thespian skill than a rock How can you go wrong I ask you It s cinematic gold for schlock film fansRead the book then watch the movie Or do the reverse They re both gloriously bad in the best possible way


About the Author: Kyle Onstott

Information from the article The Master of Mandingo by Rudy Maxa which appeared in The Washington Post July 13 1975The son of a midwestern general store owner he moved to California with his widowed mother in the early 1900s and was a local breeder and judge in regional dog shows He was an eccentric who was happy with a life of little work ample cigarettes and ginAfter collaborating w