Wednesday, February 24, 2010

'Heartbreakers'


More ghetto lust than ‘Flavor of Love’s’ New York, more hardcore than Tiger Woods on Viagra, and more street than a cardboard box in Bed-Stuy. This is a very hot piece of work from three different authors, only one of whom I have read. I plan to remedy that right after this review. Each one of these stories has a solid mix of street, sex, grime, and grit. I would even go so far as to call these “street espressos”. They may be short but they punch you like a drunk Mike Tyson.

My favorite was ‘Put ‘Em in Their Place’ because 1. It’s freaking good! And 2. Because Erick throws TWO huge, HUGE twists in here that leave you with your mouth hanging open like that kid from ‘Home Alone’. Cha is a chick you don’t wanna “f” with because if you do… heaven help you because hell will be too scared! ‘Slippin’ was a gutter obscene, gritty read as well. Reading about Sabrina makes me wish they would hurry up and clone a human because I would like to get a little of what she got. Heck, who am I kidding…? I’d sell my firstborn for bus fare and then ride that bus through Baghdad wearing a “What Would Jesus Do” t-shirt just to get a taste a’ that!

“Kandy Girlz’ was good but the strength really comes from the first two stories. It isn’t a bad story, but if these three stories were in the Olympics “Kandy Girlz’ would get the bronze. Not because it did not try or because it sucked, but rather because the other two were THAT good! All in all this was a very good book and I was introduced to two authors that I will keep an eye out for in the future.

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