Sunday, February 21, 2016
The New York Streets...
5 out of 5 stars
556 Book Chicks worth the anticipation...I wasn't really going to read this book (Yeah right)! I was too curious not too crack this one open. Nightmares Of A Lonely Sale was a well thought out, well planned book. I'm not sure how Lawrence Avery laid out the outline for this book, but I'm glad he stuck to whatever format he decided on. A lot of time Authors will deviate from their original flow in the middle of the book and it totally destroys the book. That didn't happen in this book. This story was consistent from the time line, to the story line, to the overall concept of the book.
What I liked , but thought I wouldn't...was the attention to detail. Normally I am over a book that gives me too much detail. And when I first started this book, I was like oh hell here we go! But as I kept reading I was like WOW! I could actually visualize the story Lawrence Avery was telling. I could smell the piss in the hallway, see the hood kids hanging out, and peep the hustlers on their way up the food chain.
Nightmares Of A Lonely Sale made me nostalgic of my childhood. And I am not from the streets of New York. LOL! But this book gave me first crush memories, hanging out with my crew memories, your cool Auntie memories, fresh clothes for school memories. I was reading the book and smiling like man back in the day...and that is exactly what a book should give you! You will love the dynamic between Merc, Hutchie, and Dottie (until she started acting stank)!
My favorite part...happens to be how the three became friends in the first place. See Dottie and her brother Hutchie was always stirring up trouble in the neighborhood. Well everyone was sick of their crap, and Merc comes up with a plan of revenge. And well like the old saying goes if you can't beat them join them. And that revenge butt kicking forged a friendship between the three, 'Dottie realized Maurice gave as good as he got so she and her brother decided to stop messing with him. It was better to have him as an ally instead of an enemy.'
What I'm looking forward too...seeing if Merc gets out of this mess he let Hutchie create for him, seeing how the three friendships strengthens or dissolves, and knowing what the heck Dottie is up to in all her spare time since she dumped the boys.
~Tiffany (556 Book Chicks)