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Girls from Da Hood Mass Market Paperback – September 1, 2006
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About the Author
Chunichi, a native of south Virginia, is the author of A Gangster's Girl and Married to the Game and co-author of Girls From Da Hood.
Roy Glenn is associate publisher of Urban Books and publisher of Urban Soul. He lives in New York where he is currently working on his next novel.
Top Customer Reviews
The coarse and cool style of the authors is reminiscent of Donald Goines, the king of gangster tales from the hood. These new authors spin dramatic violent gritty glimpses of how drugs, sex, greed, and crime are as common as week day rush hour for the gainfully employed citizens.
Despite the brutal acquaintances and constant struggle to survive Virginia's hoods, the girls find time to love their men. You will need to read each story to discover whether their men are worthy of love; or even if the girls are capable of committing and loving beyond lust and gold digging.
I found each tale to be fast-paced, disturbing, and absorbing enough to digest the entire book within a day.
The authors blend together in a hip- hop- rhythm- writing style which flows together like a good concert. Each writer's voice has the same beat, giving the reader a comfort zone between stories, almost as if one writer had penned all three treats.
These talented three have marked their territory in the urban genre and I look forward to reading more from them. I must point out that Roy Glenn's Nina, ended by paving the way for a complete novel in which to finish her drama. The tales of Anyeh and Unique are complete, but of course the authors could always do readers a favor and pen more escapades involving these characters or their crew.
Reviewed by Jaize
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
Then Roy Glenn takes you on another adventure with Nina. Nina is being stalked by an ex-lover. Who really tries to take things way too far.
Last but definitley not least we have Chunichi who does the dayyuum thing in the last story with Anyeh. This story shows true love and loyalty to family with a twist of christian fiction which I loved. Chunichi sent a messae that know matter what you been through or are going through GOD is the man in charge. Well done to the three of you. And a special BIGGUPS to the man himself Carl Weber for finding you.
Nikki Turner - Unique is the stereotypical drug dealer's girlfriend. All she does is shop and spend his money. When her boyfriend Took has to do a bid, Unique is up the creek without a paddle. Does she get a job and try to better herself? No, of course not! It's on to the next man or next hustle. On her way up, or down depending on how you look at it, she's made her share of enemies. And like every dog, she has her day. Nikki does a good job portraying a "certified hood rat."
Roy Glenn - Nina Thomas is a recent college graduate who puts her life on hold once she rekindles a relationship with her first boyfriend Lorenzo after five years.. Things are good, but as always that doesn't last. Nina finds herself in a position where she needs to make some serious decisions - decisions that she may have to suffer the consequences for. This was my favorite of the three. I liked the tie-in of his previous novel Is It A Crime.
Chunichi - Anyeh has a plan. A plan to bring down the great Diablo James using her feminine wiles. But she never planned to fall for him herself. And how will this affect her plan? This was my least favorite of the three. It was all over with the twists, turns and inconsistencies. There's a little bit of everything - from the mysterious "my baby," an anonymous person Anyeh gives updates of her progress with Diablo, to lesbian lovers, to a jealous sister, to an addicted mother, to an African potion.
Not a bad book, but by no means the greatest. Could have been better. I recommend it on the strength of the authors.
Readers get a bonus with a short story by Carl Weber entitled He Makes Love Like A Woman.
I picked up Girls From Da Hood because I knew Nikki Turner as one of the originators of the form, and Chunichi is also a well known name. With three novellas in the book I had a chance to sample 3 different tales from the genre.
"Unique" is Nikki Turner's contribution and it was the strongest for me. Unique is fascinating, a completely conscience-less (and conscious-less) hustling female who works with her friend Strolla to work every scam she can to keep the bills paid once her drug-dealer boyfriend is jailed for a long stretch. The ins and outs of her socializing and perpetrating were fascinating, although Unique and Strolla are never likeable characters. It's more the fascination of watching a train wreck that carries the reader through rather than any sympathy for the characters.
"Nina" by Roy Glenn is the story of one woman's descent from almost-made-it-out (at the beginning of the story Nina has just graduated from college with a degree in business) to in-over-her-head and facing a murder charge. On her first day back in town after graduation, with vague plans to find a job and start a career, Nina runs into her old highschool flame, who still carries a torch for her and is now quite successful in the drug game. She falls hard for him all over again and enjoys the high life with him for a time but things go terribly wrong and Nina is left to decide whether to get her life back on the straight and narrow or continue in the ghetto world.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not exactly what I was looking for. Didn't know that it was a short series book. I should have know when I seen the multiple author names. Read morePublished on March 29, 2014 by Markeda James
Very good read although each story should have been longer. I understand the concept of leaving the reader wanting more, but my goodness it was like reading samples.Published on March 22, 2014 by feather
im only in the second story right now and its boring..... im wondering when will the excitment happen .? I ordered Girls from da hood 4 hopefully its better...Published on January 15, 2014 by Ebony15
I LOVED THE STORIES BUT I ALSO LOVE THE AUTHOR BUT THE CONDITION OF THE BOOK WAS GOOD AND THE DELIEVERY TIME WAS PERFECT, I WILL CONTINUE TO SHOP HERE FOR MY BOOKSPublished on June 3, 2013 by TRESLYN STARTS
i feel like it was better then i thought it was gonna be ..WAY better.. it shows the real ways of the hood life..UNIQUE especially ,. it was some trill stuff !Published on February 21, 2013 by bri
I love all girls from the books i really enjoyed it please keep the books coming please & thank youPublished on January 12, 2013 by Joanna White
I am new to the Girls From da Hood series but this book kept me reading, i must order the rest of the series soon. The seller is great. Read morePublished on January 19, 2012 by Toya