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Shower Posse: The Most Notorious Jamaican Crime Organisation Hardcover – 2003


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 406 pages
  • Publisher: Diamond Publishing (2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972437118
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972437110
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,762,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Miller reportedly threatened to kill American medical students at a local college if the U.S. continued to pursue him...Jamaica's Shower Posse left more than 1,000 people dead from Los Angeles to Miami in the 1980's...." -- L.A. Times

About the Author

Duane Blake is a journalist and the son of the leader of the Shower Posse, Vivian Blake. The text is a first hand account told by Vivian from his prison cell to his son. Duane Blake lives between NYC, Miami and Kingston, Jamaica.

Customer Reviews

The book is an easy read for a Jamaican or an American.
The Favorite Aunt
Once you start reading this book you will not want to put it down.
Rudy
Unfortunately it just tells it in an insipid and plodding style.
A. Morone

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on July 26, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Shower Posse: The Most Notorious Jamaican Criminal Organization by Duane Blake is a "tell-all" expose of one of Jamaica's most infamous drug cartels. From its origins to the internal strife, greed, and ruthless infighting that brought about its downfall, Shower Posse raptly catches the reader's total attention with its vivid and accurate details as well as the unflattering portrayals of the worst of human nature.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By The Favorite Aunt on November 3, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This book has good realistic details, I believed every bit of this story. I couldn't put this book down. The book is an easy read for a Jamaican or an American. The book shows how in the Jamaican community, family comes first, unfortunately due to Vivian's family's greed and coveting they were his downfall, but he never turned his back on anyone. Please support Duane Blake's attempt at showing his father's real story.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. Morone on November 8, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book was written with the skill level of an average jr. high school student. This is not surprising given it was written by the protagonist's son. Someone who growing up probably was taught the value of objects, ego and power over intelligence and education. It's too bad, given that Jamaicans generally value education and hard work. Theirs is a very diverse culture whose influence has touched practically every corner of the earth. A big deal for such a tiny island. It is clearly a culture with tons of heart.

It would have been very easy to find a smart and talented Jamaican writer to tell this story the proper way. Unfortunately it just tells it in an insipid and plodding style. Lots of useless details, like what people ate before they murdered innocent people, or what stupid pimp gear they wore before torturing their former friends, now turned enemy because of greed. Also, the grammar is just -bad-. I feel embarrassed for all the intelligent Jamaicans who probably groan in horror from being represented so poorly. I could easily see a reader coming away from this book thinking that the majority of Jamaicans are stupid, greedy and violent people who blame everyone else for their misfortune. The truth is the opposite.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Thomas on December 28, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I think the book was excellent in terms of its exposure of the infamous drug hustle game that so many get caught up in. The book serves as a true testimony for others to learn from. I however was very disturbed about the amount of grammatical errors in my book. Was it just my copy or is that just how the book is.. if so? Please think about revising the book and coming out with a 2nd edition. I also think a screenplay for this movie would be ideal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By juicyseven7 on March 27, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Very interesting reading, best book in the world. The reading is crazy interesting and it keep you wondering what happen to the surviving members of this notorious organization
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Format: Hardcover
read this book several times you just feel the vibes brutal at times but agood read real gangster ting yes
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