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Philadelphia streets were never silent. Gangs wars on corners, screeching cars on avenues, and squealing steel trolley tires on tracks kept you alert for the next confrontation. Philadelphia playgrounds were sometimes silent. These were sanctuaries where you confronted your deepest memories. These were places packed with people, but on a summer’s midday, they were virtually empty. Streets made habitable again by the actions of a few good men.
Philly Style and Philly Profile Amazon Book Review:
Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2016
“I got the review copy from the author in exchange of honest review.”
A 70’s based story plot that revolved around loads of boyish liking elements. I at times had a feel that I should stop reading this book (oops!! Listening actually J), since it had some dark parts on its way. But ultimately my thoughts were changed, when I came across one of the blog’s which shared the author’s views on writing such a work. It made me realize that this was the author’s style of handling his writing, in a way that it makes people think and feel the message to be conveyed. For a reader like me, who has stopped reading things about racism after school days, this work indeed brought back all those topics into read again. It also gave the reader an idea about the state of mind and belief of the people who faced all these discriminations. But no wonder, you should have a good amount of patience if you want to get the entire message which the author is sharing.
Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2016
The story follows the life of Carl, a basketball star, whose life is now suddenly under threat, by the gangs who inhabit the city of Philadelphia. His good looks, name and the glory that followed him, only make him a likely target in the eyes of Jake Meyers, a master drug dealer, who is jealous of him. Andy, a sportswriter, gets involved unknowingly, when he is handed over a bag, which has killed all those in possession of it. The unfolding of events, over the course of a few days, surrounding the brown leather bag, unravels many mysteries.
The book showcases how good and evil coexist and a handful of people’s attempts, to change a society involved in drugs and gangs. The author takes you on a journey, through the streets of Philadelphia, keeping you in suspense, along the whole way.
While neither the title, nor the cover does justice to the storyline, the old adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover” stands true in this case. The story is very well written, providing insightful glimpses into the lives of the ordinary citizens in Philadelphia, during the 70’s and their struggles with gangsters and drug peddlers.
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