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The Last Street Novel

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The Last Street Novel tells the tale of Shareef Crawford, successful African American author of steamy romances, and his journey home to Harlem, where a search for literary inspiration leaves him in the crossfire of a world of thugs and their deadly turf battles.
Besieged with more material than he could have imagined, Crawford must fight for his life before he can even be
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Published July 17th 2007 by Tantor Media (first published June 13th 2007)
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So had this book for a while, even checked out for a friend of mine but never got around to reading it..To be honest the first chapter really didnt grab me as it starts off in a warehouse with some thugs torturing and killing a man..You find out later who, what and why but it wasnt the best intro..I would have preferred Omar Tyree just start the book by introducing one of the most interesting male characters in a hood novel ever--the main character of the book, best-selling romance author Sharee ...more
Jan 06, 2009 Adrienna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Listening to this on audio (ipod) from the library.

It started out real slow, but when I got to the part of the book where he is talking to one of the women he slept with after a book signing in Harlem...she was trying to convince Shareef Crawford to write a novel about a hood thug in jail. I like how he uses the contrast of hip hop music (only people can handle the club songs and not the revoluntary, historical stuff) and as a novelist (only focus on what is entertaining and sales, not the surre
Nov 25, 2008 Kiexiza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ANYONE
Recommended to Kiexiza by: AAMBC
THIS BOOK TOOK ME BY SURPRISE> THE FIRST CHAPTER I HAD TO PUT IT DOWN> I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ANOTHER GANGSTA STREET VIOLENCE NOVEL> and when i received the same book a few months later as a gift from my book club, i decided maybe i should read it a little further.
Im glad i did!
Drama, intensity, on the edge of my seat, yelling at a book good.
So much about this story had me going. From why he would go to jail to meet with someone about a future book with so much little back ground was ama
Sonia Brewster
Aug 15, 2013 Sonia Brewster rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had purchased this book quite some time ago and had not read it because it seemed that Omar had changed up the entire demeanor of his books. Whereas I like the 'real deal' urban just seems that his has taken a turn away from where he began. Either way, overall the book was good once you got past the slow start and could begin to relate to the characters.
Maya Hollinshead
When I read this book last year, I didn't like it. I got a chance to meet Omar Tyree and he talked about how his life has changed since Flyy Girl and that he wants to change his writing style (to be more mainstream). I understand the book more now that he has said that, but it's still not one of my favorites from him.
Feb 17, 2016 Dacia rated it really liked it
Ok. It kept my interest so it was pretty good, I guess. I don't know if I would have liked it as much if I was reading it and not listening to the audio version. The narrator was really good. I used to really like Omar Tyree, but I think I have outgrown him.
Jul 30, 2008 Christine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Suprisingly good. Omar took a different lane with his writing & I wasn't disappointed.
Apr 20, 2012 Iasia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i immensely enjoyed reading this book the way it started out seems like a plot from a movie and it grabbed me from there on out
Aug 12, 2012 Angel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Omar Tyree needs to work on his craft his books have no plots, twist his stories borning I am longer gonna read his books
Jan 09, 2009 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I ended up liking this book a lot more than I thought I would. I almost gave up on it on more than one occasion. Nevertheless, it turned out to be more insightful and engrossing as I read on.
Seekina Mcmillan
I absolutely loved this book!!! It kept me turning pages because of suspense!!!!
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Omar Tyree, a New York Times best-selling author, a 2001 NAACP Image Award recipient for Outstanding Literature in Fiction, and a 2006 Phillis Wheatley Literary Award winner for Body of Work in Urban Fiction, has published 16 books and has sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide that has generated more than $30 million.
With a degree in Print Journalism from Howard University in 1991, Tyree has bee
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