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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Infamous Books (July 9, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617752320
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617752322
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #300,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

The urban setting is unnamed but familiar in this brief, bloody tale of wasted lives lived short and hard, the first offering from Akashic's new Infamous Books imprint. Patrick Pappy Carter hopes to score enough money to leave town and use his self-taught computer skills to start a new life. Unpredictable Maurice Black loves only the adrenaline rush of being in control and in danger regardless of risk. Black's girlfriend, Tonya Deal, operates in a drug-induced fog and suffers whatever treatment Black subjects her to while secretly caring for Carter. Carter's last job with Black and his crew goes bad quickly: a man is killed, and the gang leaves empty-handed. A spiral of violence begins with Black's insistence on one more job, which Carter is powerless to resist and which will test his love, loyalty, and survival skills. Rapper Johnson (of Mobb Deep) and fantasy writer Savile (The Hollow Earth) only skim the emotional surface of this all-too-common human tragedy. (Sept.)

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"You can tell that a true lyricist created this gritty tale about greed, betrayal, and street romance. The wordplay is dead on. Combine that with the details that give the freshness of immediate experience and you are no longer reading the story, you are suddenly a character in it. This is what good writing does--it puts you right there in the middle of the action. Excellent read. Salute!"
--Miasha, best-selling author of Secret Society

"Prodigy is a proven storyteller and his skills spill over into the literature game effortlessly. This is a five-star read."
--JaQuavis Coleman, best-selling coauthor of the Cartel series

"H.N.I.C. is a quick yet engaging read that kept me flipping the pages to see what would happen next."
--K'wan, best-selling author of Animal

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I couldn't put the book down until I finished.
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Fans of street lit will definitely enjoy H.N.I.C. just as I have.
Kisha Green
I got a feel for each character with out a lot of detail.
The Prissy Snob

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carol Brearley on October 18, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Read this as a favor to a friend and I have to say it was riveting. I often found myself thinking this exact scenario could be playing out just down the street from my house, while reading this book. Dark and dangerous with some one liners that will give you a chuckle. If you don't find yourself rooting for Pappy by the end then there is something wrong with you!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paula A. Howard on October 17, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
HNIC by Albert Prodigy Johnson with Steven Savile is not a book that I would normally read. HNIC grabs from the 1st page and never lets up. HNIC is a short, fast and interesting read of human nature.

It is set in an urban city. The story never says where but could be any large city in the U.S. I pictured it being NYC, Detroit or L.A. The 1st word that comes to mind in describing it is edgy. There is a great amount of foul language.. BUT... it is appropriate in the urban setting, the characters and their activity.

The two main characters in the gang are Black and Pappy. They have been friends their whole life but Pappy wants out of the gang life. He wants to make a fresh start away from the gang and Black before it is too late. Obviously, Black is not in favor of that and cons Pappy into just 1 more job. A job that goes so wrong so fast.

Retaliation can be sweet.

I was given an ARC by Steven Savile. My review is based solely on my opinion after reading HNIC.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BethE on October 17, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
A very well written fast paced story! HNIC grabbed me right from the start and I couldn't put it down until I was finished. I highly recommend this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By F.A.Ellis on October 8, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Truly a great read I shouldn't of judge this book and thought it would be a boring read,I don't know why.I'm glad I read it any way,The drama and the character "pappy and Black alone will have you turning the pages so you can read the out come of them.The author gives you a play by play of certain situations in the story that will have you hanging on to the words of the story.This definitely a must read....and I hope this will not be his last book Albert "Prodigy" Johnson writes,because I a fan of the rap group Mobb Deep (in which he's a part of) and hopefully I can become fan of his writing,as well.......
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Tilson on October 7, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
This novella brings to life the obsession of greed over even the strongest loyalty of lifelong friends. Based in the seedier side of town, with friends so close they could be brothers. It is a cut and dry story, which works great here. There are not many descriptive details as to location, allowing the reader to use their own imagination in placing this into any city/state you desire. Just because this story talks about crimes committed by villains on the lower economical rungs of the ladder - it is no different from what drives the criminals on the top of that same ladder. Greed kills! I do not recommend H. N. I. C. for kids - but I DO recommend it for adults. Ugly reality, but a very good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kisha Green on September 2, 2013
Format: Paperback
In the street lit debut novella H.N.I.C. by Albert "Prodigy" Johnson with Steven Savile readers will be introduced to characters Patrick and Black. Patrick who has made some bad choices in life and wants to leave the streets and make a better life for himself. Black is a ruthless hustler who is manipulative and doesn't back down nor take no for an answer which trickles into his relationship with his girlfriend, Tonya who knows she deserves better but the fast life clouds her judgement at times.

The story takes place in a unnamed city but the the grimy street tale could be any urban city across America. Readers will be immediately taken in by the fast paced storyline.

H.N.I.C. was creatively written and it's story flow is that similar to those familiar with Mobb Deep music. This debut is the first in a series and if this is any indication of what's in store, readers will become instant fans similar to the rapper's music career.

The novella had great plot execution. It tells the all too familiar urban tale of deceit, greed and questioned loyalty with just enough drama to keep you turning the pages. My only real complaint with this novella is just that- it is a novella and ended too soon but it did leave me eager to know what else Johnson has in store.

Fans of street lit will definitely enjoy H.N.I.C. just as I have. Literary job well done!

Reviewed by Kisha Green for Literary Jewels ([...]
*Review copy supplied by publisher*
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Prissy Snob on September 2, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Bullets, betrayal, and revenge is what fuels the intensity of H.N.I.C. Johnson does not provide a lot of background while dropping the reader in the middle of a plot that suddenly kicks into overdrive. H.N.I.C does not allow you to catch your breath until you have read the very last word.

Pappy wants out of the game but his devotion to his childhood friend Black makes it hard for him to follow through. Black's passion for crime and power is beginning to destroy his friendships and relationship. Tonya, like Pappy, is devoted to Black and accustomed to his constant abuse. Pappy, Tonya, and their crew find out the Black's evilness has no limits or loyalties.

H.N.I.C is classified as a novella but it lacks nothing. I got a feel for each character with out a lot of detail. This novella was perfectly crafted. Not giving too much without being vague. Pappy's character really came off the page. He did not display a lot of raw emotions like Black but he possessed a quiet resolve. The profanity was a bit much but overall H.N.I.C did not disappoint.

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher. The views and opinions shared are strictly my own.
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