Reviews - What do customers think about My Skin Is My Sin?
Just Okay Aug 21, 2007
This is my first book by this author.The plot of the book was a good one but unfortunately for me this was just okay.There were too many characters and the story jumped everywhere.White boy Danny was a sick individual.Pumpkin, I did feel bad for her because of her situation.Goldmine got on my nerves.Goldmine was all for self.The ending seemed rushed but I was glad to see Goldmine got what she deserved.
What's really Hood?! Jul 29, 2007
This is my second book from Dejon, and I must say I loved it!! His writing style reminds me a lot of Dnald Goines who wrote that gritty, raw keepin it all the way real type of book. There are a lot of characters in this story, and it may seem all over the place, BUT all the characters tie together in the not so happy ending of this story. There's stripping, MURDER, drugs, betrayal and more MURDER. I look forward to the next novel from Dejon, keep doing your thing brotha!!
Staying alive Jul 28, 2007
The setting for Dejon's sophomore novel, MY SKIN IS MY SIN, is an area of Atlanta known as "Little Vietnam." Here we find Pumpkin who is living with her aunt after her mother was incarcerated on drug charges. Constantly harassed by her aunt's girlfriend, Pumpkin realizes it's time to leave after almost being molested. She moves in with her friend who introduces her to her sister, Goldmine. Under Goldmine's tutelage, Pumpkin enters the world of exotic dancing and discovers the dark side of the streets.
In the backdrop, there is a drug war brewing in Little Vietnam with some drug dealers from New York who are trying to take over the territory of the local dealers. Pumpkin and Goldmine both play a part is fueling the flames. There is also an interesting subplot which involves White Boy Danny who is the coolest white guy in the hood. Readers will be shocked this "down brotha" has a hidden agenda.
MY SKIN IS MY SIN is a plot-driven ride on the wild side. It is a graphic and gritty look at the world of fast money and dangerous living. There is no glamour or success within the pages, just a hard look at the truth. The book is very well written and the author encased elements relating to loyalty, racism and the fight to survive the mean streets. This is my first book from this author and he has captured my full attention. I look forward to future offering by Dejon.
Reviewed by Paula Henderson of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
Sin didn't win Jul 12, 2007
I think this book had a good premise and could have been a really decent read. Too bad it was all over the place with too many characters and too much going on. Some of the characters weren't even tied to one another. I found it to be a frustrating read--each chapter jumping to a new group of characters and a completed different setting. Goldmine abandoned her stripping for drug dealing. Pumpkin should have been the "main" character but she seemed to be overshadowed in the book. I didn't find her interesting...only ignorant and annoying. I didn't even bat a lash during the multiple killings in these pages because somewhere the story lost its appeal. I don't think I'll be reading any more books by this author. Sorry.
My Skin is My Sin...... Jul 7, 2007
This was a good read. This was my first from Dejon, and I was impressed. It kept me interested. I give it 4 stars.