Inner City Hoodlum

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Overview

Johnny Washington, a black teenager in Los Angeles, knows the freight yard like the back of his hand. He and his pals, Josh and Buddy, hit them often, stealing for a fence. They have to. They're the soul support of their families. But when Josh is killed by a security guard (who gets his brains scattered by Buddy with nunchaku sticks), they are forced to look for other work. They find it with the underworld kings in Elliot Davis. But when Davis recruits Johnny's sister for his stabke and later OD's her, Johnny ...

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Overview

Johnny Washington, a black teenager in Los Angeles, knows the freight yard like the back of his hand. He and his pals, Josh and Buddy, hit them often, stealing for a fence. They have to. They're the soul support of their families. But when Josh is killed by a security guard (who gets his brains scattered by Buddy with nunchaku sticks), they are forced to look for other work. They find it with the underworld kings in Elliot Davis. But when Davis recruits Johnny's sister for his stabke and later OD's her, Johnny and Buddy come on with a vengeance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870679995
  • Publisher: Holloway House Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/1992
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 172,493
  • Product dimensions: 4.34 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2004

    Yep

    I have mixed emotions about the book. Finally, I met some colorful characters that didn't totally resemble the characters from the other six books I read. I enjoyed every minute of Johnny and Buddy's story, I was intrigued by Leslie's tale of prostitution, and wondered what in the hell Duke had in his pants to make these girls so stupid. But I don't understand why Spence is so eztra angry (would've enjoyed his back story), why Johnny never used what he taught Buddy as protection, and how submissive Gloria became. Either way, this book gave an intersting spin on how hood life is for young kids who have no other means to make it. P.S. I love the toilet mishap.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2003

    No Holding Back

    This book was good, it didn't hold anything back. It told the story of young guys doing wrong to support their family. This book told the truth about how young girls get turned out to the streets.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2003

    ALRIGHT

    This book was alright, I expected more. It seem as though this was a book of his that I already read. It was a repeat with different characters. This book showed how teens have to take care of their families and will do anything to get money, even if killing someone is required.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2002

    Enlightning

    This book gave alot of real insight on growing up in the street where the only thing you learn is that money is everything and the only way to receive it is through stealing and treachery. I think young "hustlers" should read this and reflect on their life to avoid the same end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 1999

    True Thug

    I love the way Donald Goines made everything seem like you are right there in the story It feels as if you are back in the city (being that i moved away from it) I recomend any one of his great books they tell it like it is

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