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Long White Con

4.06  ·  Rating Details  ·  342 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Taking up where "Trick Baby" left off, White Folks moves up to Canada after the death of his partner and mentor, Blue Howard. There, he hooks up with the Vicksburg Kid, who completes his con education. Together they form a formidable duo, playing for the highest stakes in the Unhappy Virgin Game.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Holloway House (first published 1988)
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Eboni
Jan 04, 2009 Eboni rated it it was amazing
I love all Iceberg Slim books
Tosh
Mar 28, 2008 Tosh rated it really liked it
The classic narrative of White Folks, the ultimate con-artist who is Black but can pass himself as white. The sequal to iceberg's "Trick Baby" this is another sample of the Ice's genius and his ability to take us into a 'surreal' world of ghetto life.

And once again I am kind of shocked that iceberg Slim is not better known in the mainstream literary world. Essential writer at a time where the ghetto life was totally underground.
Jaire
Mar 14, 2010 Jaire rated it it was amazing
the origins of street novels! much better than today street novels!!
Zach
Jan 07, 2008 Zach rated it really liked it
Not as good as "Pimp", but still highly enjoyable.
Zacc
Sep 26, 2008 Zacc rated it really liked it
The King of the Confidence Game
Alonzo Smith
Feb 26, 2015 Alonzo Smith rated it it was ok
Shot sequel to Trick Baby. It was a decent read but despite a colorful new cast of characters and the introduction of a new series of cons it never quite captures the spirit of the original. It also doesn't have a true ending which is a bit jarring.
Ashti
Sep 22, 2008 Ashti rated it liked it
In "Trick Baby", Robert Beck (street-named Iceberg Slim) told the story of Johnny O'Brien (street-named White Folks) and his early days running the short con -- a confidence game designed to cheat the mark (victim) out of small amounts of money. Johnny O'Brien's story continues in "Long White Con".
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Apr 02, 2013 Kentoine Johnson rated it it was amazing
Before I read this I had no idea what a long con was lol
RK Byers
Jul 11, 2009 RK Byers rated it liked it
this one was uneven.
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Iceberg Slim, also known as Robert Beck, was born as Robert Lee Maupin. Novelist and poet whose most famous novel, Pimp, is semi-autobiographical.
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