and Real, March 22, 2004
Reviewer: from Brooklyn, New York
After reading Six Days in January twice, William Frederick Cooper has written
a book that other authors have tip-toed through when it comes to matters of the heart and emotions of men and I say "thank
Through William McCall, the reader experiences the rollercoaster emotions
of what happens to a man during his quest for love. Ironically,we women go through the same thing but we can call our sister
friends one o'clock in the morning and share but unfortunately men don't have that same privilege without being labled as
weak or a punk from not only his "boys" but from the same women who want a sensitive man in their life. Talk about
Six Days in January opens the door for much needed dialogue between the sexes
as well as for us women if we are ever going to start the healing process. We need each other! Let the healing begin!
am looking forward to the sequel.
The Review, March 21,
||Reviewer: from Brooklyn, New York United States |
Applause, Applause, and Scene...LOL
Stunning debut by William Frederick Cooper that touched me and had me re-think some of my ways in regards to the dating
scene. This book goes up there with Michael Baisden "Men Cry In The Dark," as it delves into the Black male psyche and delivers
on what it means to be black, male, and single.
The love he has for one character truly goes above and beyond L-O-V-E and although at times you want to shake him you have
compassion for him as he truly is in love.
William McCall, the protagonist, is the type of guy that majority of us not only want, but need as he is all that and more.
The only thing I had issues with is when it refers to his marriage and we only get a snippet in the end.
Overall, kudos to Mr. Cooper in writing an absolutely engaging book that lets it be known that there are some good Black
men out there even in the urban jungle of New York City.
A must read
for every woman, December 8, 2001
Six Days in January
gives a very heartfelt, realistic glimpse inside of the heart and soul of a very sensitive, lovelorn William McCall. Fredrick
Cooper is to be commended for his courage to go where no other male author would dare tread, namely, inside of the mind and
heart of a man revealing that yes, men also suffer from broken hearts, and yes, they too cry tears of pain.
||Reviewer: from Long Island, NY |
Six Days is a very moving story that compels the reader to feel anger over
Andrea's treatment of William, frustration over his tolerance of it and joy when he finally makes a stand for himself. Fredrick
has done an extraordinary job on his first novel. His portrayal of William has revealed that men are, in their own right,
delicate creatures too. Creatures deserving of understanding, respect and love. Six Days in January is a must read for every
Read It!, March 16, 2001
||Reviewer: from Staten Island, NY United States |
"Six Days in January..."
offers a fresh perspective in the spectrum of relationship novels. Author Fredrick Cooper sheds light on an all-too-overlooked
aspect of male-female relationships: what can happen to a man when he is damaged by love. It is a cautionary tale in some
regards, but in the end we are not totally sure whom we should fear the most: the opposite sex or ourselves.
and Soul Stirring!!! A MUST READ!!!, June 7, 2003
||Reviewer: from Nashville, Tennessee |
Since its release, Fredrick Cooper has been receiving stellar reviews for
his debut novel Six Days in January. None of the fanfare is without merit. Cooper has created a sizzling, spicy, spirit-filled,
and soul-stirring novel with a fresh, thought-provoking spin on the usual relationship products in film and print so prevalent
now. This one is told from the inside out.
Magnetic Read, March 18, 2003
Days In January" is magnetic, powerful, provocative and filled with heart. The author goes where no man has
ever gone before in the new age of literary fiction romance. Bold and gripping this debut novel isn't easy to discard. The
main character, William doesn't want any trouble. All he wants is a reciprocating lover of faith, and believer in romance
and love itself.
Reviewer: San Antonio Black Magazine-Online Book Club from San Antonio,