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Testimony of A Villain
Outsiders call Manuel a villain. After spending his youth entangled in inner-city gang warfare, he’s lied, robbed, and murdered his way to the top. His path was set long ago, when two killers massacred his family in front of him…
While Manuel was able to take down one of the murderers, his b...more
This was one hell of a story. I was stuck from the beginning, all I kept thinking was if Mann's son was racist then so was he. I knew he had something to do with the Doggets death. I felt it when he wanted the deal to be done in cash. So good. I loved me some Man-Man and hated he went out like he did. Punk boy Paul.
Harrell is a gifted storyteller, and I found his book compelling. It was a hard read in some ways, as he explored the ways that inner city life could be a vicious cycle. And his book leaves me questioning the role that fate and circumstances tie into our decisions and weave together... Does fate control our circumstances or do circumstances control our fate? Are villains born? Or are they forged by grief and loss and a need to mean something?
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Gave this book Five stars because it was Worthy of the Best rating. After completing this book i felt Stuck, Immobilized and soooo Full of Emotions! Speechless.... Still
I Strongly recommend reading this book. Will NEVER TRUST ONE OF THEM EVER AGAIN!
During the 1970s, the city of Boston was fueled by racism, and its school system was one of the lowest ranked in the country. AAron was placed into a bussing system called Metco. The Metco system was designed to ship inner-city students to suburban schools to re ...more