Item description for Money Power Respect by Erick S. Gray...
Overview When he is released from prison, Ricky Johnson, a smooth-talking hustler, finds himself torn between a good woman who wants him to make a fresh start and his old associates who tempt him back into a life of money, power, and danger. Original.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2008
Publisher Urban Books
ISBN 1933967366 ISBN13 9781933967363
Availability 0 units.
More About Erick S. Gray
Erick S. Gray is the author of "Booty Call: Who Would You Call?," "Ghetto Heaven," and "Nasty Girls," He lives in New York City.
Erick S. Gray currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Money Power Respect?
LOVED IT!!!!!! LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!! LOVED IT!!!!!! May 15, 2008
DID I SAY I LOVED THIS BOOK,I CAN'T SEEM TO SAY IT ENOUGH, THIS BOOK WAS REAL!!! I DO BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF YOUNG MEN OUT HERE IN THE GAME THAT IS NOT BUILT FOR IT!!!! I AM DEFINITELY GOING TO GIVE THIS BOOK TO MY SON,SO THAT HE CAN SEE THAT FAST $$$ NOT ALWAYS GOOD $$$$ AND IT COMES WITH A VERY HIGH PRICE!!!!!! I'M SORRY IT ENDED THE WAY IT DID, I JUST LOVED THIS BOOK, IT'S A MUST READ !!!!
Didn't really like... Jan 30, 2008
Something about this book didn't sit well with me. As I was reading it, it seemed like it was written, not taken place, but actually written back in the 90's. You can tell when an author has their story set in a certain time period vs. WRITING IT in that time period. I was literally one more sitting away from chucking this book. But right about that time is when it started to pick up. It took about 1/2 way through the book for me to get interested. It's all just speculation but I suspect that he started this book, put it aside, and then came back to it after a while and finished it.
I was also wondering why I saw ratings on this title but when I clicked on the picture it told me that this title will be released on January 29th! Huh? Then I find out that this is a re-issue!! Ok, now I'm ticked!! I do some research and find out that the other book I ordered from this author, 'Booty Call' is also a re-issue!! This is just plain stupid! Nora Roberts has been doing this for years and has pissed a lot of people off. so much that now her books have to have a "Certified New Title" sticker on it! I think if you are going to re-issue a title then you NEED to let people know.
I bought this book on the strength of his short story in 'Flexin & Sexin'. This book DID NOT live up to that at all! I hope the other one I ordered makes up for this one. I really hate that I spent money on this one.
Worth the Read! Jan 1, 2008
Wow, just, wow! I can't express enough to you all you must pick this one up. Erick did an amazing job in this one! This book in my opinion will make you upset, hurt, angry, and sad -- yet sending a powerful message to everyone that money may make the world go around but it's not the root of all happiness. I won't go into details about the book because I don't want to spoil anything for you all that haven't read it. But once you start you won't be able to put it down for a second. It's that good! This is my third novel I've read by Erick and his growth as author is becoming well known with each and every book hs puts out.
hott Mar 29, 2006
yo on the real all i gotta say is this book was HOTTTTTT steaming on fire and erick u did ur thing fo sure and i really like tht u can keep it real u feel me? anyways i do recommend this book to everyone even if u dont like 2 read at least consider it plzzz
(RAW Rating: 3.5) - Torn Between Good and Evil Jan 1, 2006
In MONEY POWER RESPECT by Erick S. Gray, we meet Ricky Johnson, a young man who has been hustling since he was a teenager. Practically raising himself because his mother abandons him and his father is always working, Ricky turns to the one place he feels at home, the streets. He is taken under the wing of one of the most notorious and feared hustlers in the city, Fat Tony. Being on Fat Tony's team automatically gains you respect with other young hustlers, you are not to be messed with and feared by many. Ricky is living the life, he is 13 years old and has the best money can buy.
Unfortunately Ricky gets caught hustling and has to do time in jail. During his time away, the only person that takes the time to visit him is one of his high school teachers, who sees potential in Ricky that he doesn't see in himself. He promises Ricky that if he straightens himself up and works on his GED he will do all he can to get him in college and on the right track. All he has to do is leave the fast life behind and live life on the straight and narrow. He opts to give the straight and narrow a try, after all, he is locked up in jail and currently has nothing but time on his hands. Will he continue on the right path and make Mr. Jenkins proud? Or will the streets call his name so loudly, he has no choice but to answer?
MONEY POWER RESPECT is a true-to-life novel. It shed light on how easy it is to get caught up in a life of crime and how difficult it is to do what's right. Although this is an urban fiction novel and profanity is expected, it was a bit distracting in this book. At times it took away from the story and I felt it was a bit overused. The writing, editing and character development were all on point. Overall this was an enjoyable, heartfelt read that showed the struggles and pressures of living in an environment surrounded by crime. It showed how the choices you make can change your life from bad to worse and how only the strong will survive.
Reviewed by Eraina B. Tinnin of The RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers