Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Book Review - Mo' Dirty Still Stuntin' by Darrell King

Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Urban Books 

About Mo’ Dirty

Peter Whiskey Battle is a 24-year-old enforcer for Peola, Georgia’s Bad Boyz II Syndicate, a dangerous street gang controlling the lion’s share of illicit narcotics coming into the bustling port of Savannah. After murdering two local snitches for David Ambrosia, the suave, smooth-talking leader of the syndicate and Whiskey’s best friend, he is given an offer he can’t refuse.

The underworld bosses and thugs of the low country have joined forces with a handful of rogue cops to bring an end to the term of meddlesome police chief Mickey O’Mally, whose war on crime has angered many of the shot callers and big ballers of the dirty-dirty. With the headache of the top cop gone, they can depend on the crooked officers to eliminate their connections.

Everything goes as planned, until Whiskey begins a torrid affair that ends in the death of his lover. Is he guilty of killing his famous lover, or is he simply a victim of circumstances, considering the powerful enemies she recently made? You be the judge!?

About Darrell King

Darrell King has been writing ever since the age of eight. His first published work of fiction was penned during the fall of 1976 as a student of Mary Field’s Elementary School on South Carolina’s Daufuskie Island. This effort, an adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” was both written and illustrated by Mr. King and was published in the school’s quarterly periodical, “The Daufuskie Kid’s Magazine.” Mr. King went on to write several unpublished stories and numerous poems, several of which were published in the 1995-1996 “Poetry Anthology” by the National Library of Poetry in Owings Mills, Maryland.

During the 90s, Mr. King was attracted to and inspired by the lurid tales of inner city crime and drama that he read on the pages of novels by great writers such as Donald Goines and Iceberg Slim. This, coupled with an enduring appreciation for the hard-edged, yet enlightened lyric of the era’s gangsta rap icons like Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Easy E and others prompted Mr. King to begin writing his very own stories of urban crime and inner city drama.
(from Pump Up Your Book!)

My thoughts:
I was excited to see this book on the Pump Up Your Book tour.  Actually my friend Staci told me about it because she knows I love reading urban books.  I was looking forward to reading this book and enjoyed it because I like reading the "street talk".  It makes the story come to life.  The author did an excellent job with the street talk, and it seems like a book with all of the street talk would be a little tough to write.

The first thing that happens in this book is the main character Whiskey was paid to murder Pastor Leon McBride. His fiancee' was happy to hear when her cheating pastor husband was dead, especially since she is the one that paid to have him killed.

Whiskey gets paid to murder people along with dealing drugs.  He never feels bad for any of the murders he commits. Here is a sample quote from the book:
You gotta peel his cap back, homie.  David done told us dat you da man when it comes to deadin' niggas.  We know da dude's livin' down in y'all's neck o'da woods an' shit.  So can you take care of the light work for us or what? P.16

I liked this book and was surprised at the ending.  I would like to read the next book to see what happens!
I give this book 4 out of 5 diamonds because I really liked this book!

Thank you to the author Darrell King for sending me an autographed review copy.  Thank you also to Pump Up Your Book.com for hosting this book tour. I was not compensated for my review. 
My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.

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