The Game: Short Stories About the Life

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970247230
  • Publisher: Triple Crown Productions
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 829,031
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

The Warning-Introduction
Black Butterfly 1
The Militant 18
Everything Ain't Fa Everybody 29
Black Ice 40
Can't Knock the Hustel 54
Popped Cherry 61
Born 74
The Letter 84
Sweetest Revenge 89
Brothas on Lock-Down 97
Betrayal 104
Comradery 117
The Block Party 127
14 Days 138
Choice 166
Averted Hearts 172
Twisted 182
Free Money 192
Mama's Boy 202
The Chosen One 211
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2004


    This book was alright. I think it's cool if you're into short stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2004

    A Pretty good book

    The Games was a pretty compelling book. I like the idea of having incerts from different Authours.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2004

    eye opening

    great stories. some not as intense as others but but, great all the same. made me get up on some new authors......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2004


    most of the short stories were really boring there were only a few that were really great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2004

    The Idea...

    The Good: 'The Chosen One' by Destin Soul was one of the most clever stories out of this book. 'The Letter' was hilarious. 'Twisted' was a really good story as well. The line in Roy L. Pickering Jr.'s 'Mama's Boy' about 'Sometimes I think death is scared of me' was very strong dialogue and I liked that story. The Bad: It may be the editor in me, but some of these stories were almost impossible to get past the editing mistakes, or lack thereof, unless they were as well crafted as stories like 'Averted Hearts' by John 'Divine G' to the point where the plot outweighed the mistakes. But there were so many careless mistakes like 'two ours' instead of 'two hours', 'you're' instead of 'your', 'Born' by Shere Washington had endless mistakes (and the story was so disturbing that I had to tell other people about it--the story was well crafted, but man, did it sit a heavy load on my brain!) In 'Betrayal' by Chris Foster, you can't have a person speaking with exclamation points and say they have 'emotionless demeanor' on top of the story being dry, practical, and too boring to finish. 'Comradery' needed editing as well. Overall: 'The Letter' was predictable, but I really liked it. Some stories were so far-fetched that it caught me by surprise. Only a couple were practical, which surprised me because i figured the subject matter was going to be. I really enjoyed this book and all the different aspects to it, but the editor needs to tighten up his/her game, for real because these are careless mistakes!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2004

    Can we get more!

    I'm a soldier who's been deployed to Iraq for nearly a full year. This book is better than the best movie I've never seen. I look forward to reading more stories from brothers and sisters who had the courage to pick up their pens and pour out their hearts on paper. I love you all!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2003


    This was a good book. Lots of interesting short stories, from different authors. Well put together!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2003

    A nice blend

    This was a very good read. It gave readers a nice blend up different up and coming authors as well as some already established talent. There were some cold spots in the book, but for the most part I loved it. TCP is laying it down!!!!!!!

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