Leonard 'Saifullah 'Smith founded Onthebooks Ent®
in 2006. He is a graduate of the University of Buffalo and a certified personal trainer. Other books by Leonard Smith include 49% This, 49% That & 2% Other and Who Knows God? II.
Who Knows God?by Leonard Smith
Who Knows God? examines the life of Jason 'Architekk' Jordan, an aspiring rapper and father of three, struggling to make ends meet in the Projects of Harlem. After being fired from his job and separated from his wife and kids, Architekk puts his all into his God given gift of music. During his journey for peace and prosperity Architekk faces hardship before finding happiness in unexpected places. The endeavors of his children; 19 year old Jayson Jordan Jr., 18 year old Hollis Jordan and 13 year old Gwinn Sessoms are also explored.
A new father and husband Jayson Jordan Jr. is at a crossroad in his life. He is forced to make decisions that turn his making music hobby into prosperity. Junior goes on a multi-city tour with his father where he is exposed to a darker side of the rap game. Junior's commercial appeal eventually lands him a record deal, and the fast money and faster women compromise his values. Record sales sore while Junior's marriage and integrity plummet as he struggles to find himself; he wages a lyrical assault on his father that divides the family permanently.
Hollis 'Honey' Jordan is a fiery, competitive, young lady in college on a scholarship for track and field. She suffers a career ending injury, which, along with the guidance of influential professors - is instrumental in changing her perspective on life. Hollis leaves school after only three semesters and starts her own business. She experiences the valleys and peaks of entrepreneurship and adulthood, but she's certain that God is with her until one of friends is murdered. Hollis' faith is shaken. She stops praying and eventually looses the discipline and enthusiasm that she bravely departed her world of normalcy with.
Gwinn, the product of all the above - embodies the good, the bad, and the ugly of her family. A gang-banging, drug spot look-out, and conversely a sweet-heart and exceptional student, Gwinn is a fly girl with a fierce reputation. It rains and eventually pours on Gwinn as she finds herself at odds with those closest to her when her fast life and deceitful ways opens the flood gates of trouble.
See what God has in store for Jason, Junior, Hollis and Gwinn in this edgy, fast paced, page- turner. The book is also packaged with a soundtrack with original music featuring characters and scenes from the novel.
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This novel was dope.
This novel was very vivid. The author brought everything to life through his words. I mean down to the time of day. That gave you a real connection with the characters. Tekk's journey was a very challenging one. The ups & downs of life in an urban environment is something i can relate to. Well to an extent, because his story was a movie. Matter fact this book would be great to see on screen at some point. If you've never been to any area like this then this story is a peek into its many outcomes. On the flip side if you have, this book is right up your ally. You may even think the story is about someone you know. I loved reading this book, because it had me wanting to know what was going to happen next to the characters. Good job by Leonard Smith. I'm glad to see you're following your passion. There's no way you could write something like this without the actual life experiences. Continue making progress and i'll be on the look out for your up and coming work.
Leonard Smith’s “Who Knows God?” is the story of Jason Architekk Jordan. He and his family go through a lot of hurt. They see the drug game, jail and murder living in the projects, but Jason has a goal to make it out of the ghetto to have more to offer his family. And so the story begins. The book is written almost like someone's diary cataloging times and dates and things that are happening as the main character is trying to find his way through his music. He does what he has to do to make it, encountering some shady dealings and shady characters along the way. The family unit is tested and Jason presses on to make it. While I understand the concept of this novel, I found it very difficult to read. I found the font size of the words to be a great challenge. This should always be taken into consideration when publishing a novel as everyone cannot always see small sized print. There is a lot of reference to Allah, the Muslim faith and the Koran which was interesting as I've never embarked on delving into this religion but the author includes it all throughout the book. Although I found a few errors, overall the storyline is there and it was done pretty well. Reviewed by: Lisa M.