Monster: The Autobiography of an L. A. Gang Member (Google eBook)

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Grove Press, Dec 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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After pumping eight blasts from a sawed-off shotgun at a group of rival gang members, twelve-year-old Kody Scott was initiated into the L.A. gang the Crips. He quickly matured into one of the most formidable Crip combat soldiers, earning the name “Monster” for committing acts of brutality and violence that repulsed even his fellow gang members. When the inevitable jail term confined him to a maximum-security cell, a complete political and personal transformation followed: from Monster to Sanyika Shakur, black nationalist, member of the New Afrikan Independence Movement, and crusader against the causes of gangsterism. In a document that has been compared to The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Eldridge Cleaver’s Soul on Ice, Shakur makes palpable the despair and decay of America’s inner cities and gives eloquent voice to one aspect of the black ghetto experience today.


  

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It is beautifully written and a real page turner. - Goodreads
interesting but hard to read - poorly written - Goodreads
A real insight into the way gangsters think and live. - Goodreads
Inconsistent writing. - Goodreads
It gives rare insight into the life of a gang member. - Goodreads
It's clear in the writing. - Goodreads

Review: Monster: The Autobiography of an LA Gang Member

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This book is amazing. My english teacher recommended it to me one year in high school and I remember never being able to put it down. I would just read it as much as I could during the school day ... Read full review

Review: Monster: The Autobiography of an LA Gang Member

User Review  - Synesthesia - Goodreads

This dude is huge so I hope he doesn't read this review, but dang did he ever make some bad decisions in his life. Kids, do not join gangs. Don't go around shooting people. Don't shoot people who are ... Read full review

Contents

Initiation
4
Boys to Men
33
The War
55
Ambush
75
Cant Stop Wont Stop
95
The Juvenile Tank 159
132
Muhammad Abdullah 201
230
Tamu
235
Hours
283
79
380
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