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Malik is an enforcer for the most notorious drug dealer in G-town. But when he is ordered to kill a local crack whore and her newborn child he has a revalation that leads him into a desperate battle with a man who might be Satan himself. Caught in a struggle between good and evil, sanity and madness, redemption and damnation, the violence of the streets and the power of th ...more
Paperback, 294 pages
Published September 15th 2011 by Necro Publications (first published 2009)
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Lynne Fisher
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Please don't be squeamish and try to read and then comprehend James Wrath Wright's novels... I can't stand when someone can read the reviews and book blurb and can clearly see that the book is going to contain lots of graphic violence and revulsion, but then try and read it and say "ewwwwwwww!" Go get you some Jodi Picault.

With that, this novel is more than bloodshed, gore and sex. Yes..... It's twisted. But, you can't try and write a novel about the evil of man and the perpendicular evidence of
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Nick
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Everything I love about Wrath and his writing was executed exceptionally well in this novel. Just might be his best.
Kate
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5*
Nick Cato
Nov 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Malik ("Snap" to his friends) is a street hustler who, along with his 2 best friends, eventually becomes one of the most feared gangstas in the ghetto. He's eventually hired by the most notorious pimp in the hood, Scratch, and his rep grows even more. All hell begins to break loose when Malik, under orders from Scratch, refuses to kill one of two targets . . . one the baby of a crack whore that Malik comes to understand may actually be the second coming of Christ Himself.

YACCUB'S CURSE reminded
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Arne
Jan 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Wrath James White again proves why he is regarded as one of the best hardcore horror writers of our generation. He not only fills his stories to the brim with over-the-top violence but he also adds layers of philosophy, plot twists and social criticism to his stories.
With this story he has achieved near perfection in his way to construct his tales. While the story sometimes plots along like some kind of GTA San Andreas-by-the-way-of-Fulci , this isn't a bad thing...at all. What the author serve
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Sherlindreah
Nov 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: thrillers
I did like nearly all the book even I don't usually enjoy free violence.
When I started the lecture I had no idea the story was dealing with surnatural things and I thought this was really another "boyz in the hood" book....yea me too...this is also my first WJ White read.
As I said, it was bit too violent for my tastes but I did like the MC though most the time I was wondring how this was supposed to end.
Then came the last chapters and ...ouch..truly this demon story is coming kinda like hair in
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Antony
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
if your looking for horror put this book down. boyz n the hood springs to mind. preachy, white man keeps the black man down also comes to mind. a rather dull and drawn out book for wrath james white with the odd bit of signature gore thrown in every so often. in short it was ok, below average stick to Edward lee.
John Burke
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Not his best work.
Russell Hall
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just finished and one of the best I've EVER read. All hail Wrath James White!
Monster
Aug 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Wrath James White is known for a hardcore horror style that includes blatant gore and violence and is sure to make readers cringe. But in Yaccub's Curse the cringing is more likely to happen in the space between gang violence and cold-hearted murders. This biography-style book follows Malik, a poor black man who grows up neck-deep in gang warfare and ends up working for the worst of them all—a drug lord named Scratch who might truly be the devil. Malik is very intelligent, deeply philosophical, ...more
Michele Lee
Wrath James White is known for a hardcore horror style that includes blatant gore and violence and is sure to make reader cringe. But in Yaccub's Curse the cringing is more likely to happen in the space between gang violence and cold-hearted murders. This biography-style book follows Malik, a poor black man who grows up neck deep in gang warfare and ends up working for the worst of them all—a drug lord named Scratch who might truly be the devil. Malik is very intelligent, deeply philosophical, a ...more
Steve Korn
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
this unassuming work sits in my mind as one of the first great works of this century. that good. honest story of the black experience in America , told with a fistful of truth. political and relevant in the day and age of the black lives matter movement . of choices made amidst not having good choices, of young black men acting in a hostile world and having to make choices that may redeem or condemn them. this is horror and it is not easy to read but then again it is Wrath James White. I was nev ...more
Lincoln
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Yaccub’s Curse blends Nation of Islam and Christian theologies with a coming-of-age story set in the ghetto. Unlike most coming-of-age stories, however, the protagonist is damn-near as immoral as the corruption he eventually ends up facing down. Wrath nevertheless paints Malik Black in a sympathetic light, and you’ll most likely find yourself hoping he finds redemption in what is definitely the most sentimental of Wrath’s work to date.
Matt Neputin
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror, fiction
I really liked this book although. I found the insight Wrath gave to the culture of the american ghetto to be very interesting.

Admittedly I'm from Poland so I really, really don't know anything about the lives of african-american people in the US. But now I know that they have really, really bad lives.
Jason
Mar 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Wrath broke away (only a little) from the gore of his previous efforts but in "Yaccub's Curse" he really went in for the kill as far as evil goes. He really outdid himself on this one. This was a FANTASTIC book. Great characters, great emotion, great story. Do pick this one up.
Rochelle
Aug 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Not for the faint of heart, the religious or those lacking a sense of dark humour.
Loved it!!!
Full review to come.
Keli
Aug 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book, very ruthless this guy has one sick imagination!
Matt
Oct 06, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
Boring for a good chunk of it.
Dave Granger
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is Wrath James White at his best. The story is really engaging, realistic characters and such a great ending.
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