My pen name is Raymond Towers, and I am Hispanic generally, and Chicano specifically. I was born on the second day of June, in the year of 1970, in San Diego, California. For the greater part of my life I have called San Diego my home. I have been writing... well, forever. Ever since I could hold a writing instrument and read a book of fiction, I knew that I wanted to be a professional writer. Alas, I was not ready, and not until my fortieth year did I finally have the time and the energy to commit to the craft. I am ready now. Let me take you by the hand, and let us soar to places you are familiar with, or to places you've never before imagined. Let me show you what I've seen with my eyes, what I've dreamed of and envisioned, and what my imagination, experience and wisdom has conjured up for the two of us. I have many, many grand stories to tell you.
A Terrible Thing To Wasteby Raymond Towers
Two black kids in the ghetto, making the leap from boyhood to manhood. Bad enough they’ve got the usual problems to deal with: poverty, crime, drugs, gangs. But there’s something else out there. Something is stalking them, drawing them closer and closer to its sinister web… something that might be trying to kill them both. This e-book contains a
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Two black kids in the ghetto, making the leap from boyhood to manhood. Bad enough they’ve got the usual problems to deal with: poverty, crime, drugs, gangs. But there’s something else out there. Something is stalking them, drawing them closer and closer to its sinister web… something that might be trying to kill them both. This e-book contains a MEDIUM amount of controversial subject matter.
The rough and impoverished streets of Southeast San Diego, a district where crime and violence are a mere arm’s length away, a neighborhood where drug abuse and gang activity run rampant, a place with little opportunity for hope. Enter Sammy Jones and his best friend Eric Sanders, a.k.a. EZ, two kids fresh out of elementary school, who are at the cusp of an abrupt and final transition into adolescence. Follow their animated and sometimes comical escapades as they venture to draw out the twilight of their innocence, their harrowing experiences as they seek out approval and recognition from the older clique of homeboys, led by EZ’s own brother, Junebug, and lastly…
Something sinister lurks in the neighborhood’s sewers, continually drawing the boys and attempting to ensnare them in its mysterious and powerful clutches. Spellbound, the two youngsters are swept into an ever-tightening whirlpool of death, stirred by an evil force that threatens to shatter the bond of their friendship, and seeks to destroy their very lives. Two boys, struggling to become young men, facing an unimaginable adversary they have no hope to overcome…
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I woukd recommend this book to a friend tha wanted to read something that was not main stream This book was not a part of the normal genre I read, however I chose it to try and get an understanding of what the disadvantaged youth of the gang infested cities experience. I believe the author communicated it quite well. The two main charecters are at a crossroads of choosing which path they wish to take, the gang life or something else. By using one of the characters vivid imagination and nightmares the author brought courage and conviction to their path of choice.
I selected this book because of the setting, even though it isn't a genre I would normally like (not sure what genre it really belongs to). It is well written, though wordy. Sometimes I wanted to shout "get on with the plot!" Didn't care for the ending - again just too much explanation. On second thought,there is one aspect at the end that I did appreciate, but I don't want to give anything away. The value of this book is an insider's view of life on the wrong side of the tracks (or, inthis case, the freeway). A much better read in that respect than as a mystery.