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Publisher's Summary

From the multimillion-copy master of vernacular black literature and pioneer of hip-hop culture, a masterpiece of crime fiction set in Los Angeles' meanest, toughest streets. Here is the newly discovered novel by Iceberg Slim, the creator and undisputed master of African-American "street literature", a man who profoundly influenced hip-hop and rap culture and probably has sold more books than any other black American author of the 20th century (not that he saw the royalties from those sales). In many ways Iceberg Slim's most mature fictional work, Shetani's Sister relates, in taut, evocative vernacular torn straight from the street corner, the deadly duel between two complex antiheroes: Sergeant Russell Rucker, an LAPD vice detective attempting to clean up street prostitution and police corruption, and Shetani (Swahili for Satan), a veteran master pimp who controls his stable of whores with violence and daily doses of heroin.

©2015 The Estate of Robert Beck (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Love the writer's descriptions

Great story. I love the way the writer breaks down the descriptions. It almost seems as if the story is unfolding in front of you. The ending I didn't like, but the overall book was good.

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Korey Jackson Was Excellent!

The Narrator Shot This Book To Life!...And With The Already Vividness Of Ice Berg Slim's Writing...This Makes For An Excellent Read!!!

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good reading i do recommend for entertainment.

I enjoyed this book from the beginning until the end. I recommend that you read this book for your entertainment.

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memories playing tricks

If you could sum up Shetani's Sister in three words, what would they be?

family; memories and power

What other book might you compare Shetani's Sister to and why?

The Pimp because of the power of the characters and the narratives

Which character – as performed by Korey Jackson – was your favorite?

Shetani; the depth of bringing emotions to the narrative

Who was the most memorable character of Shetani's Sister and why?

Shetani due to the different layers of his character

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incredible

This was by far the best I've heard from the Ice. I was riveted from beginning to end.

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  • 02-27-16

Amazing <br />

I loved it if you have an imagination you can follow and get lost in this world of chaos on the westcoast

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Not the best. Just "ok"

This read just didn't have my attention. I don't think I would recommend it to anyone. I really didn't understand the purpose of each character either. Most of the book I was confused honestly. But I did like the narrator.

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