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Respect the Jux
     

Respect the Jux

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by Frank C. Matthews, Karen Hunter (Contribution by)
 

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Growing up poor in Jamaica, Cat soon commits his first robbery and murder shortly before emigrating with his mother to the United States. Years later, Cat becomes the founder of The Order of Thieves, a secret society committed to performing a special kind of robbery, the jux.

Overview

Growing up poor in Jamaica, Cat soon commits his first robbery and murder shortly before emigrating with his mother to the United States. Years later, Cat becomes the founder of The Order of Thieves, a secret society committed to performing a special kind of robbery, the jux.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451672541
Publisher:
Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
3.90(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Respect the Jux is Frank Matthews debut novel. Frank was born in New York City and grew up in Queens and Brooklyn.

Karen Hunter is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, a celebrated radio talk-show host, and coauthor of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Confessions of a Video Vixen, On the Down Low, and Wendy’s Got the Heat. She is also an assistant professor in the Film & Media Department at Hunter College.

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Respect the Jux 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
cherylbaryl More than 1 year ago
Three Reasons Review: 1) Reasons I chose this book: *I have been reviewing books for the Pump Up Your Book Tour and this book is listed on the tour. I have been reading a lot of books by black authors/urban lit, so I jumped at the chance to read this book as soon as I saw it on the Pump Up Your Book Tour! *I also was asked by Richarh Tyson a/k/a Daddy Rich to interview Frank C. Matthews for the March issue of Urban Image Magazine, so that really made me want to read the book even more and find out more about the author. 2.) Reasons you liked or disliked this book: Reasons I liked this book: *Cat was really determined. He may have gone about getting things the wrong way, but he got what he wanted. He was tired of how boring his life was and tired of seeing things other people had that he didn't have. He saw someone with a big wad of money, and he wanted that too. He wanted the easy life. He knew how to pull off a jux, so he just needed to recruit some people to his secret society of thieves. *Cat really came up with some good recruits and he was smart. After he recruited the people, he kind of stepped down and focused on finding the jobs so they could carry the jobs out. *Cat really knew how to pull off the job. When someone thought that they had everything that they could possibly get from the victim, Cat knew other places to look to make sure there wasn't more. *If you have read my blog at all, you know I am all about the sex scenes. This book had some really hot sex scenes in it. *I got really immersed in this book and was really rooting for Cat and his recruits, even though what they were doing was so totally wrong. I just got so caught up in the book! *This book was a page turner! I didn't dislike anything about this book! 3.) Reasons you are recommending this book * I definitely recommend this book because it really was fast moving and a page turner! * Need I remind you about the sex scenes :) * Frank C. Matthews is a talented writer and you should read his work!
Roshena More than 1 year ago
OG YELLO, OG YELLO, OG YELLO! Is the Author of Respect The Jux and not this fake frank. Frank has stolen this man's works (20 manuscript) and is living a stolen legacy. Ten Years in prison it seems wasn't enough for Frank to stop being a criminal! He owes OG YELLO more than half of everything he's made. It was The OG who gave him all the ideas that he is now parading as his own. I wonder if VADO knows he's playing the character of the real live author of the book OG YELLO AKA Raymond James! Who is unable to defend himself in the matter because he was deported back to his native country Jamaica. Are things starting to make sense now? Hear is the question I would like to know. Where did this born American (or Liberian) get the idea to write a story about a bunch of Jamaicans while doing ten years in prison? I never before heard of a black american writing about Chinese and Haitians or Indians and Russians. So why did this cat spend so much time writing about Jamaicans in such details? Where did he get all the Jamaican information from in prison if it was not from another Jamaican?!!!!! He has also released another one of OG YELLO"s work titled Below The Radar. Wait till you hear the story on that one.¿
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Latoya Phillips More than 1 year ago
a great read 4 young ppl as myself who don't read much. its definitely an attention grabber
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nola504 More than 1 year ago
Mr. Matthews I just want to say I really enjoyed reading your book and it kept my attention throughout..........I can see this book becoming a movie some day. I would surely recommend it to others to read, it is a good read that is for sure!!!!!!!!
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