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The Sweet Forever (DC Quartet, Bk 3)
The Sweet Forever - DC Quartet, Bk 3
Author: George P. Pelecanos
It's March madness. And the college boys are playing basketball on TV. But on the streets of D.C., the homeboys are dealing, dissing, dying. From behind plate glass, with an 80s backbeat pounding in his brain, Marcus Clay watches it all happen, and prays that he can make a go with his downtown record store. Then a car comes careening down U ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440234937
ISBN-10: 044023493X
Publication Date: 8/10/1999
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Marcus & Dimitri make a fine pair of recurring characters for Pelecanos, along with several more. When I read this book, I kept thinking Pelecanos MUST have been a drug lord or a dealer or even homeless. It all seems perfectly real - gang executions, cocaine-fueled violence, stealing a sack of money - Pelecanos makes the action crackle and the dialogue is smooth and sometimes sassy.

Be sure to read King Suckerman before this one, and The Big Blowdown by Pelecanos is actually considered the first book in this four-book series. The Sweet Forever stands out as the best of the group.
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