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Gorilla Black: A Novel
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2008
Growing up in the pj's in Richmond, VA was the way of life for Bilal Cunningham and his family. Very gifted and smart he has the potential to become someone great. Without that "mother's love" and little to no motivation to pursue his dreams Bilal turns into a street pharmacist to make that fast cash.

Known as Gorilla Black in the streets, he was a forced to be reckoned with. He stayed on top of his game and ran his street profession as an legit business with the help of his crew that he grew up and Star the young lady he's been in loved with since his childhood. As there relationship blossoms and becomes rocky shocking secrets are revealed and Black may be lost to the streets forever.

Seven takes you on a journey from childhood to adulthood of Gorilla Black. I loved this story from beginning to end. Seven went against the norm for urban lit, she takes its to a whole different level.

Wonderfully written.

Tangerine, Reviewer
Reader's Paradise Book Club
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Gorilla Black is not your average hood story. From the first chapter I was hooked. This story is about a guy who grew up in household with an unloving and money hungry mother. Him and his brother had to basically look out for themselves because their mother was always drunk or laid up with a man. Bilal aka Gorilla Black was very mature for his age and very intelligent. He lived in the projects, but his creative mind and knowledge was far from where he lived. While his friends were gambling, smoking and drinking he always had his head in a book.

After his little brother Keon was shot and murdered, Bilal changed. He quickly became one of the most notorious drug dealers and everyone feared him. Falling in love with his neighbor Starr is the only thing that can him sane, but once she started to using his product his sanity slowly started to seep away.

I don't wanna give away the story too much, so pick it up for yourself. This book definitely gets five stars!!

(This is not just a hood story. It's so much more than that!)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 3, 2008
Gorilla Black is a new urban fiction story by the author Seven. Seven has truly broke into the writing game with an urban novel that is challenging urban fiction writers everywhere to step up their pen game and come with something different other than the norm.

It's a story about a young man name Bilal whose street name is Gorilla Black. This young man has the potential to be whatever he wants to be...but as most strays away due to reasons throughout his childhood that was never dealt with. I won't give the story away, but Seven keeps the reader wanting more with each turn of the pages. Kudos to you Seven for writing a book that has a message. I highly recommend this book...you wont' be disappointed!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 12, 2008
Wow...this book was amazing!! It kept you interested from beginning to end. There was a real plot with interesting twists!! this book had it all,, you felt like you knew the characters and felt for them. Even though this book has a similar theme of drugs and violence as do most of the rest of urban afro-american novels, its different.. it has way more to it, and theres actually a lesson to be learned. I dont want to give away any details from the book, but i HIGHLY recommend this book! You will be so satisfied!! I stayed up until five in the morning finishing it; good job Seven! Looking forward to more books from this author, she put it down!!

get this book!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2009
Gorilla Black deals with authentic issues that surround the sales and use of street drugs. It takes you to a reality you might not want to face, but will hold your attention while feeding you the facts. Seven the author of this deep tale has touched on many subjects that we try to ignore but need to be brought to surface in any community. This novel can help adults and children in many situations that may not be ordinary to some, but are very realistic to others.

Job well done Seven. Continue to turn them out this deep.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
THIS BOOK WAS AWESOME.....My first time reading by this author and I must say very impressed...great storyline this book reminded me of back in the day..old school...Bilal and his crew brought me back to the old days..readers who love a good read don't let this one slip!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 9, 2010
This book was a very good read. The life of Bilal Moab Cunningham aka Gorilla Black. Now this is the type a book that you can sit back and enjoy. From the moment Black met Star, to the ending of both of their lives. I really loved reading this book. I thought that Black was going to kill the double crossing detective, but I guess Black figured that detective Dotson was just making extra money off both dudes. Black's mother was hateful and evil, why would you treat your child like dirt. Joane tried to keep all of Blacks friends from him, he went to jail. But I just couldnt understand why she hated Star so much. This book was on and poppin. When is the next book coming out Seven????? This book had some true friends being loyal to each other. From Black, Baije, Star, Putt, Head, Lucky, and Frankie...... Good good book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 16, 2012
Speechless I love love love loved this book! But why the ending....I still 5* because this author is amazing with words I laughed and teared up too... that mom was from hell! That Starr I never trusted or liked!!! We all can related unless we're perfect so plz Read.....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 7, 2011
This was absolutley memorable. Not only was this a good book but the characters are forever memorable. One of my favorite books of all time. I am not going to spoil the book but I can honestly say that I know a good book when I read one and this is a "GOOD BOOK!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2008
I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK, AT A LOT OF POINTSIN THE BOOK, THE AUTHOR TOOK ME BACK TO MY CHILD HOOD!!!! A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN I'M USE TO ,BUT IT WAS AN EXCELLENT READ!!!!! I'D RECCOMMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE!!!!
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