Snitch Craft

Snitch Craft

by Edrea Davis
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Reviewed by: QB Wells
May 2010


Snitches die. Snitches get stitches. Stop snitching.

The streets hate a snitch and have plenty of language and vernacular to describe the conflict a police informant causes in the community. In the debut novel Snitchcraft, author Edrea Davis prepares a medley of suspense, romance and corruption that stews food for thought. At the story center is Jason “JC” and Paul Powell. Raised in the South, the brothers escaped poverty and made a way for themselves in the mean streets of New York City. After success, the brothers look for a new challenge. After the suggestion of an old love interest, JC decides to purchase a rundown bar in a gang riddled Long Beach, CA neighborhood.

“JC” and Paul spend a substantial amount of their money, time and sanity to transform the club to a successful venture. Along the way to the million dollar business, “JC” had to deal with other people and connections to get his business operating. “JC” and his family are arrested on conspiracy charges. From behind the cell walls and with seized funds, JC is forced to fight his case. His life is in the hands of an inexperienced public defender to determine who snitched and why.

Topical and translucent, Snitchcraft is a serious work about the negative aspects of snitches that perpetuates the increasing number of incarcerated black males and stains the hard work of entrepreneurs. Slow paced, the novel simmers, takes time to unravel but provides a provoking discussion.

What did you like about the book?
I liked that the book talked about snitching, a topic of importance and included supplemental questions and resources to learn more about the subject. In addition I enjoyed the suspense the author created.

What did you dislike about the book?
I disliked the pace of the book. The second part of the novel starts ¾ through the book and there is less action.

What could the author do to improve the book?
Eliminate the part 2 section of the novel and weave more action into the narrative.


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RinNa :
Posted 1273 days ago
My son was charged with CDV and held in jail for 24 days berfoe we were finally able to post his bail. If we hadnt gotten him out then he would have been there for 38 days berfoe his court date. He was arrested and charged because he poured a glass of kool-aid on his girlfriends head, very wrong but 24 days is a long time for that. While in jail he asked for an attorney and was told that his family had to get him one; what if he didnt have a family? He asked repeatedly until finally they allowed him to apply for a public defender, but when court came he had still not heard anything from an attorney. The officer told him to ask for PTI because that was his best option. I thought an attorney was a right that all americans had. Now he is jobless and has to come up with alot of money for this program and has already served 24 days in jail. We were hoping for a time-served verdict. Berkeley County has been unfair and doesnt care about facts just turn over!! What can be done about this injustice?-Concerned Mother http://rggtkw.com [url=http://hqyxzvufb.com]hqyxzvufb[/url] [link=http://sloqoedet.com]sloqoedet[/link]
Amanda :
Posted 1274 days ago
Wow, this is exactly why I've <a href="http://zulzln.com">alayws</a > hesitated before using any kind of 3rd party plugins to manage advertisements. It definitely limits what you can do with them and where they can go, but at least its easy to get Adsense in to the sidebars. The web world can be pretty brutal, if we don't keep up a strong and constant defense someone will knock you down and take the value of our work. Every anomaly has to be picked apart and that isn't easy with a company like Google who likes to keep a lot of the details behind the scenes. Snitching can be a good thing if someone is out there blatantly ripping people off. I just hate snitches who rat on people who aren't hurting anyone (victimless & oppressive laws). I'd be sure to let Google know, but the guy running the scam probably also has a backup plan so I doubt it will shut him down forever. Publishing this and letting people know, however, will prevent them from using the particular plug-in.
Lawal :
Posted 1274 days ago
, âSeek My face,âMy heart said to You, âYour face, Lord, I will seek.â9 Do not hide Your face from me;Do not turn Your servant away in anger;You have been my help;Do not leave me nor fsroake me,O God of my salvation.10 When my father and my mother fsroake me,Then the Lord will take care of me.11 Teach me Your way, O Lord,And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.12 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;For false witnesses have risen against me,And such as breathe out violence.13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believedThat I would see the goodness of the LordIn the land of the living.14 Wait on the Lord;Be of good courage,And He shall strengthen your heart;Wait, I say, on the Lord .
 




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