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Black Will Shoot: A Novel Paperback – February 5, 2008
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First thing I noticed: The prose is extremely clever. Right away I was laughing. The plot moves at a rapid pace but that's not what kept me interested. I was riveted by the way Washington captures some of the industry's most ridiculous, scary, profound, and undeniable truths. The characters are believable -- I know people just like the ones in this book. From the rappers to the journalists to the full assortment of industry insiders, Black Will Shoot was on point. It was like, finally! Someone had the guts to pull the curtain back and lookie what we have here behind the bling.
My only gripe is that I think Dontay should have been the main character instead of Marq. He is the jewel of this book. In any event, Black Will Shoot goes on the bookshelf next to Coldest Winter Ever, the only other fiction of this genre that's impressed me thus far.
*******Quick Spoiler Alert***********
When Dontay went to visiit his mother she mentions something about him being in love with Holliday.
It was never clear that Gutter was dead, no one never saw him again.
Although the connection between Cox and Holliday was made, it was never clear they had anything more than the moment mentioned.
Now with these things aside it was a good book, rather longer than it needs to be IMO, and like some one else said Dontay could have easily been the main character, but i don't think some of the hard hitting themes could have been expressed in the way they were.
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Its a fast paced story which helps and hurts it. I found it hard to sympathize with Marq, because Holliday seemed to be mad at him the whole book to even know what he's even lost,... Read morePublished on June 29, 2012 by Stan88
Well reasearched but too theatrical and too much foul language in inappropriate places. Suggest another excursion in literature.Published on March 24, 2010 by Eric R. Sturms