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Death Around the Corner

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  204 ratings  ·  20 reviews
The day the cops took his daddy away for murder, a new emotion gripped five-year-old Daquan Watson's heart - hate. It stays with him as he grows up in the The Calliope, New Orleans' most notorious, drug-infested housing project, where every brother is a soldier and every day is war. ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Vibe
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Jeramie
Best book I ever read real shit n real life no one can tell it better then this man
Alicia
Dec 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, aa-fiction, 2007
I am not a fan of street-lit, worse yet I am not a big fan of rappers trying to act, much less writing. When I heard that C-Murder wrote a book- fiction no less, I rolled my eyes, hard. Then I happened to read an excerpt from the book in one issue of Vibe magazine and gasp! - It actually sounded good. Well written, grammatically correct, interesting. I was shocked and but still put off actually purchasing the book for a while. I mean any excerpt could sound good and be grammatically correct. Plu ...more
GLENISHA .
Dec 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
this book is about this lil boy goin to jail when he was young an he didnt get out into he was 11 years old an he had fuck this gurl an she gave him camedia an his dick was burnin an one day they had a basketball game an the gurl was there an he told all her bisness an told her that she had his dick burnin
OOSA
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It Ain't Enough To Be Good

In an instant, young Daquan Watson's world was turned upside down. One act of violence has shattered the family life he once knew. Now living with Grandma Mama in The Calliope Projects, Third Ward, a notorious, drug-infested housing projects, it's just a matter of time before the lure of the streets is too much to resist. With death around every corner, will Daquan escape?

And with that, DEATH AROUND THE CORNER heads off into a violent, complicated, gritty and fascinati
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Josh Ruiz
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had really low expectations when I first picked up this book, but was thankfully blown away by how invested I got into the main character. This book is the tragic story that so many people live in today, it is about a young minority that is robbed of his mother and father at young age. It is a story of how the streets can lift you up one minute and swallow you the next. It is a story of friends and how they can be smiling in your face in one minute but stab you in the back the next. It is a st ...more
Jay
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic well written book. You can feel the characters emotions and can definitely put yourself in the actual story.
Contel Bradford
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was easily the biggest No Limit slappy in my little circle of rap fans. Whenever Master P and the soldiers dropped a new album, which at one time seemed like once a month, I was at the record store picking it up. Being one of my favorite artists on “the Tank”, I was naturally pumped when I heard that C-Murder had written a book with the same name as 2Pac’s classic cut from the "Me Against the World" album.

Despite a high level of anticipation, I approached this book expecting to be disappointe
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Eva Marie
Jan 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely awesome! I had a feeling when I picked this up that it wouldn't be regular old urban fiction and I was right! I have no doubt in my mind and I just know that this isn't entirely fictional. I have no doubt that there really wass a Daquan and a Nut. I don't mean that in the sense that there are millions but that there was actually one Daquan and one Nut. Most of the others as well.
It's rare to get writing like this in the urban fiction genre- as sad as it is to say that, it's true. The
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David Kimberly
Mar 02, 2011 rated it liked it
The book was great for the first 75% but seemed to me like the author needed to end it. It felt like he used a little "deus ex macchina" to get it over with. I honestly say I liked it especially some of the NOLA references. There were some that turned my head like talking about having po boys at Cafe du Monde, but generally it was a fun read. ...more
Abram Himelstein
May 01, 2008 rated it liked it
Well-written, bad plot. Fake gangster shit, or real gangster shit. But mostly the same-old gangster stories. KId from broken home, hard enough to rise in the underground, becomes a semi-large thug. Could have been so much more interesting, but he took the easiest path to writing this.
Divas Are Reading Divas Are Reading
This book is one of the best in Urban Lit. 20 out of 20 bookclub members luved this book. C-Murder is hot and when his next book drop best believe we gonna be reading that joint...holla

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Damon Johnson
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: to all the players and playettes
I really enjoyed this book. Sometimes I forgot C-Miller wrote this book. A good storyline. The characters was excellent. Corey Miller u did your thing. The grammar was stight New Orleans. I'm from Louisiana so I can related. In all I gave this book 4.5 stars. ...more
Rachel
Feb 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Book is very well written. The fact that Daquan could see his dead sister from the moment his life was changed by his father's actions; foretold how his life would turnout. The many people that told him to change was another sign. Look forward to reading more from author. ...more
Kianna
Feb 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
i never thought a c-murder book would be as interestin as it was it was off the chain!
Joshua Castro
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
one of my favorite books that I owned!!!!!!
Lefty
May 29, 2014 added it
One of the most Realist books I read....this is a must read!
Brandon
Jan 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Currently reading this one.So far it's on point ...more
Micola
Feb 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
Page turner!
Stacey Blackburn Ousley
Aug 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
I dont know why but i thought this book was very interesting. I think I am the only person that I know who read this. I remember The Source advertising the hell out of this book. Good read.
Born True Bethea
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A very good book. One of the best books i have ever read.
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