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Death Before Dishonor

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Searingly Emotional Narrative of Urban Living

The phrase modern classic is overused these days but to say that Death Before Dishonor is on the level with other such classics such as Native Son or the Invisible Man is an injustice to Death Before Dishonor. Filled with lush exquisite prose, Death Before Dishonor is a...
The phrase modern classic is overused these days but to say that Death Before Dishonor is on the level with other such classics such as Native Son or the Invisible Man is an injustice to Death Before Dishonor. Filled with lush exquisite prose, Death Before Dishonor is a heart gripping tale of loyalty and the struggle of the African American community. Presenting real life in a fashion that is accessible to young adult and mature audiences alike this story shows that life may be gritty and challenging but is always full of hope -just like the African American condition in modern American society.

posted by 1666188 on January 3, 2011

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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Death Before Dishonor is one of the worst books I've ever read main. It starts with ex-con Trill Johnson running from 50. His truck is full of dope and when he gets stopped by a cop who is determined to send him to jail, he runs for his life. While involved in a high-s...
Death Before Dishonor is one of the worst books I've ever read main. It starts with ex-con Trill Johnson running from 50. His truck is full of dope and when he gets stopped by a cop who is determined to send him to jail, he runs for his life. While involved in a high-speed police chase complete with helicopters, he runs into a neighborhood shedding his gun and his chinchilla coat in the process. Sunni James, owner of a 24-hour beauty salon, happens to live in the Set he runs into. Since she can't stand to see a brothah in trouble, she plays CAPTIN' Save a CRIMINAL & hides G from the cops right? 'Time out! I don't care who it is, if you're being chased by the PO PO and helicopters there is no way I'm letting you into my crib, please.' But okay, I went with it. So he tosses up this chick right, and now he is runing her. (By the way, he lives with his one-legged girlfriend who took care of his son while he was in jail.) But forget the shorty he's got at home, he sees a new play thang & has to have it. While he and Sunni develop a relationship, his girlfriend--Precious Pay, a gold-digger through and through, but his woman nonetheless--gets left behind and she jealously decides to get her revenge. Weak! I am all for artists who want to be musicians, actors, and entrepreneurs, but you can't just add writer to your name, even though you have some one else doing it for you. 50 come on now? These stories are big on sex, drugs, and violence, and short on plot, character development, and reality. I know they're novellas and can't be as fully developed as a full book, but there was no reason for 50 to waste my time like this. I'll know better than to pick up another G Unit book their Ghost Writers are slingin' like comic books? TO THE G UNIT I SAY, COME ON CREW, GET YOUR G.E.D.s'!!

posted by Anonymous on July 4, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2011

    GREAT BOOK LOVED IT

    LOVED THIS I COULDNT PUT IT DOWN.. ONLY BAD THING IS YOU DNT KNW WAT HAPPEN TO TRILL..WISH SHE WOULD MAKE A PART 2..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Great

    Very good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    Excellent Read

    I had this book for a long while before reading it. This book was very well written. I loved the story line and plot. I hope there will be a book 2 for this one due to how it ended.

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  • Posted July 22, 2010

    Good, Your basic cheating men

    This is a very great book! I passed this book up to my grandma and she also loved it for the romatic scenes. When you start you won't want to put this book down!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2010

    shanti504

    I really enjoyed this book!!! it was tight!!! I really hope that there is a part two cause i want to know what happened to trill,sunni and the rest! If you ask me i don't think trill died and i think he is going to take deigo down with sunni by his side!! just my opinion!!! Love it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2007

    WATCH YOUR GIRL AND YOUR HOMMIE

    First off there has to be a sequel to this novel!!!!!!!!! you can not leave us hanging like that. Precious needs to be dealt with and in a hurry. Is trill alive or is he dead?????? what happens to sunni?????? and what about noc noc??????? this was and interesting novel, but after you finish reading it, you feel like you wasted your time because you don't have closure. You are left shaking you head and asking, what really happened?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2007

    MGRL, LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!

    There has to be a SEQUEL and please don't wait 4 years to write it. I was glued to this book read it in a day. A MUST READ!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2007

    Can't wait for Part 2!!

    I read this book in one night..couldn't put it down..I know there has to be a Part 2..Can't wait for it to come out:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2007

    this book was off the hook

    NIkki Turner killed this book it's too crazy. I read this book in one day, because i just couldn't put it down. This book is a big page turner i suggest everyone good out and buy this book you won't be disapointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2007

    Da filthiest

    This book is da nasty! My buddy jo-jo said that it is totally tru, cause he saw it all go down, all the way. The main lady, she loves it like that...4 Realz!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2007

    Nikki Tuner and 50 Cent!

    I read the ski mask way and it was hot but also this book is the bomb. what great authors 50 chose. 50 also signed Geavonnie Frazier (author of Time Out) to a write a gunit book that will be out in the fall. Death before dishonor is a must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2007

    OFF THE HOOK!!!!

    This book was sooooooooooooo good that i finished it in one day. Although i did not care for the ending that much but it was still a good book. At the end i was just like is that all, i was a lil stuck and mad because i was thinking it was gonna happen a lil different. But hey thats life i guess and the way it ended is how it would of happened in reality i guess. But a must read though.

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