Book Reviews of Clockers

Author: Richard Price
ISBN-13: 9780380720811
ISBN-10: 0380720817
Publication Date: 12/1/1993
Pages: 630
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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I adored this book and the story of a cop and a drug dealer. I still smile when I see bottles of Yoohoo...

Really a touching, gritty, realistic tale.
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A disturbing novel that takes the reader right down on "the street" in the drug-ravaged 'hood of street-smart dealer Strike and the brutal and burned out cops who pursue Strike and his ilk. A powerful, harrowing read.
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Entertaining. This is an account of america's racially tinged drug wars, speaking harsh truths.
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If you liked the movie the book is much better.It gives you alot more depth to the charcters and makes the story far more real.
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Powerful atmospheric; a dark vision of American life. Ricard Price balances head long narritave with moments of insight and perception. An unforgetable picture of inner city despair.
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From the Publisher
A veteran homicide cop believes that at least one of two African American brothers charged with murder and drug possession is innocent, and his investigation thrusts him into a harrowing inner city landscape.

From The Critics
Price propels each scene with vivid dialogue that crackles with realism.

Price displays a near perfect ear for street language . . . He gets so deep under the skin of both the cops and the clockers that it's hard to believe he himself has never been either.
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I recommend this book. It is a complex, fictional book about the 'street-life' of a drug dealer and the police who pursue him. Character development is excellent and subplots are numerous and thick. A long read but worthwhile. I would rate it 8/10.