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Dollar is one of those bad guys readers end up hating to love. From the killing grounds of Gary, Indiana, Dollar goes from a small pup just living and learning to a big dawg learning to live. Dollar decides against joining the typical Ballers out on the streets hustling drugs to make a come up. After carefully critiquing the game, Dollar chooses a more concrete type of hustle, straight out robbin' folks. Dollar catches as case at the ripe age of 18 on the first of many planned hustles that he thought would lead him to the good life. The case resulted in Dollar being sentenced to live out the rest of his natural life behind bars. When Dollar encounters Romeo, the hardest cat in prison, he realizes that prison life exists six feet under hell. Romeo takes Dollar's mind on a manipulating roller coaster ride, which almost pushes him to the brink of insanity. In the beginning Romeo instills the fear of death in Dollar, but in the end he gives him life. When the state sentenced Dollar they never expected the affect it would have on the new life he would eventually lead. They never imagined that he would some day walk the streets again and perfect his game. Back on the street, Dollar manages to drag everyone in his life who means anything to him into his deadly game. His bid in prison taught him one important thing that he would now apply to his hustle, how not to get caught! These shocking twists are only the beginning of the many that fill the pages of this profound urban novel. Bury your mind in this story as it reveals the true rules of a hustle as the true rules of love, deception and betrayal unravel. It's not a love story. It's not a just a street story. Dollar Bill is what it is...the best told urban tale. Expect the unexpected!

Dollar Bill: (Triple Crown Publications Presents)

Author: Joy

Title: Dollar Bill: (Triple Crown Publications Presents)

ISBN: 097024729X

ISBN13: 978-0970247292

Publisher: Vickie Stringer (May 1, 2003)

Language: English

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Size pdf version: 1330 kb

Size epub version: 1808 kb

Size fb2 version: 1636 kb

Rating: 4.7/5

Pages: 267 pages


Reviews (7)
Ger
In very good condition????
Ger
In very good condition????
Frosha
This review is the shortest one I've ever written, because I don't have much to say about Joy's Dollar Bill except that the title of the book should also be the price of it. Fifteen bucks is too much for this book unless you want to frame the cover; Vincent M. Ward, the cover model, is quite the guy-candy.
Gary, Indiana native, Dollar, is a hustler in the making. He goes from petty theft to a twisted form of vigilante judge, whereby he steals from dope dealers and other hardened criminals. His Robin Hood antics lead him into a five- year stint in prison. Dollar does not rehabilitate himself back to living the honest life, but learns from prison how to become the worst thing since Scarface. What in the world will he do when he gets back on the streets?
Trust me. You don't want to know. The two-hundred-plus pages aren't worth the time investment. It is macabre, stereotypical, hopeless and just badly written. This story could've been so much more if the author could command English language to her advantage. There is fluidity to this language that makes it difficult to master, but beautiful to read, and I wished that for this book, because it would have so much more to say. However, I do applaud the mysterious Joy for putting something out there that services a readership that is underrepresented in the literary world - American street life. Many publicists are on the hunt for this genre, but unfortunately there aren't enough authors to deliver these stories with a sense of realism and honor like Martin Scorsese or Sista Souljah.
Therefore, this novel gets two pens: one for completion and one for its attempt at creating a voice for the Black underworld. This book is suitable for men, and those interested in gangsta crime fiction.
 
Dee Y. Stewart
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Frosha
This review is the shortest one I've ever written, because I don't have much to say about Joy's Dollar Bill except that the title of the book should also be the price of it. Fifteen bucks is too much for this book unless you want to frame the cover; Vincent M. Ward, the cover model, is quite the guy-candy.
Gary, Indiana native, Dollar, is a hustler in the making. He goes from petty theft to a twisted form of vigilante judge, whereby he steals from dope dealers and other hardened criminals. His Robin Hood antics lead him into a five- year stint in prison. Dollar does not rehabilitate himself back to living the honest life, but learns from prison how to become the worst thing since Scarface. What in the world will he do when he gets back on the streets?
Trust me. You don't want to know. The two-hundred-plus pages aren't worth the time investment. It is macabre, stereotypical, hopeless and just badly written. This story could've been so much more if the author could command English language to her advantage. There is fluidity to this language that makes it difficult to master, but beautiful to read, and I wished that for this book, because it would have so much more to say. However, I do applaud the mysterious Joy for putting something out there that services a readership that is underrepresented in the literary world - American street life. Many publicists are on the hunt for this genre, but unfortunately there aren't enough authors to deliver these stories with a sense of realism and honor like Martin Scorsese or Sista Souljah.
Therefore, this novel gets two pens: one for completion and one for its attempt at creating a voice for the Black underworld. This book is suitable for men, and those interested in gangsta crime fiction.
 
Dee Y. Stewart
R.E.A.L. Reviewers
Dianantrius
I gave this read two stars only for the first chapter that I had read in the book The Game:Short Stories About the Life. It lead you to believe you really had a juicy story to follow. Well wrong answer this book had a very good plot but the author did not know how to tell a story. If she did Dollar wouldn't have been so stupid. Just doing dumb,mean and evil stuff. I wouldn't recommend this book as a street book because it seems like the same ol' same ol' without any positive message.
Dianantrius
I gave this read two stars only for the first chapter that I had read in the book The Game:Short Stories About the Life. It lead you to believe you really had a juicy story to follow. Well wrong answer this book had a very good plot but the author did not know how to tell a story. If she did Dollar wouldn't have been so stupid. Just doing dumb,mean and evil stuff. I wouldn't recommend this book as a street book because it seems like the same ol' same ol' without any positive message.
Runemane
SO FAR THIS IS THE BEST BOOK I READ IN A WHILE.
THIS BOOK IS NOT PREDICTABLE AT ALL.
IT STARTS OFF WITH A KID NAMED DOLLAR WHO WANTS TO HELP
HIS MOTHER AND BROTHER GET OUT OF THE HOOD
BUT HE ENDS UP IN JAIL FOR LIFE
FOR A KILLING HE DID NOT DO BUT HE TOOK THE RAP FOR.
THE WAY HE GETS OUT WILL SHOCK YOU.
WHEN HE DO GET OUT HE GOES RIGHT BACK TO WHAT HE KNOW THE STREETS. I WON'T GIVE AWAY THE WHOLE BOKK BUT THE ENDING IS DAMN GOOD THE WHOLE BOOK IS GOOD NO BORING CHAPTERS AT ALL
100% MUST BUY
Runemane
SO FAR THIS IS THE BEST BOOK I READ IN A WHILE.
THIS BOOK IS NOT PREDICTABLE AT ALL.
IT STARTS OFF WITH A KID NAMED DOLLAR WHO WANTS TO HELP
HIS MOTHER AND BROTHER GET OUT OF THE HOOD
BUT HE ENDS UP IN JAIL FOR LIFE
FOR A KILLING HE DID NOT DO BUT HE TOOK THE RAP FOR.
THE WAY HE GETS OUT WILL SHOCK YOU.
WHEN HE DO GET OUT HE GOES RIGHT BACK TO WHAT HE KNOW THE STREETS. I WON'T GIVE AWAY THE WHOLE BOKK BUT THE ENDING IS DAMN GOOD THE WHOLE BOOK IS GOOD NO BORING CHAPTERS AT ALL
100% MUST BUY
Fenrikree
Let me start off by saying that after reading "The Root of All Evil", I was for sure that there was no way that you could have failed me after the greatness of that novel. I must admit I think that this book deserves 3 stars but I gave you 4 because I know that you can do much better than this. After Dollar was sentenced to life in jail it did not change his frame of mind. So putting his family through this ordeal really meant nothing to him. The book was very drawn out for no reason. And I am sorry but the ending could use some work. Joy you are better than this and I hope your next novel will prove that to me.
Fenrikree
Let me start off by saying that after reading "The Root of All Evil", I was for sure that there was no way that you could have failed me after the greatness of that novel. I must admit I think that this book deserves 3 stars but I gave you 4 because I know that you can do much better than this. After Dollar was sentenced to life in jail it did not change his frame of mind. So putting his family through this ordeal really meant nothing to him. The book was very drawn out for no reason. And I am sorry but the ending could use some work. Joy you are better than this and I hope your next novel will prove that to me.
Butius
This gritty yet realistic novel takes the reader on a journey through the personal development of the main character Dareese A.K.A. Dollar. Dollar is committed to taking care of his family after the abandonment of his father. After a robbery turns into murder, Dollar finds himself exactly where he does not want to be.... away from his family. During his incarceration, the mysterious "Romeo" befriends Dollar who decided to take Dollar under his wing to teach the new `pup' some things about the streets. "Romeo" has a shocking deal that Dollar simply can not refuse. Dollar is given another chance at redemption only to find that the life he shut out while incarcerated has changed greatly. Once on the outside, Dollar decides to put to use the information that was shared with him by "Romeo". In no time at all, Dollar is drunk with power and makes choices that not only affect him but those he is supposed to care about. In the end, his whole world comes crashing down with Dollar thinking did I make the right decisions?

I would recommend this book as a good solid read
Butius
This gritty yet realistic novel takes the reader on a journey through the personal development of the main character Dareese A.K.A. Dollar. Dollar is committed to taking care of his family after the abandonment of his father. After a robbery turns into murder, Dollar finds himself exactly where he does not want to be.... away from his family. During his incarceration, the mysterious "Romeo" befriends Dollar who decided to take Dollar under his wing to teach the new `pup' some things about the streets. "Romeo" has a shocking deal that Dollar simply can not refuse. Dollar is given another chance at redemption only to find that the life he shut out while incarcerated has changed greatly. Once on the outside, Dollar decides to put to use the information that was shared with him by "Romeo". In no time at all, Dollar is drunk with power and makes choices that not only affect him but those he is supposed to care about. In the end, his whole world comes crashing down with Dollar thinking did I make the right decisions?

I would recommend this book as a good solid read
Utchanat
Joy you did it again! I truly enjoyed reading Dollar Bill. Dollar had the right intentions, just went about it the wrong way. I do not think the book was dragged out as one reviewer has suggested, instead it gave you insight into why Dollar did and made the decisions he made. I truly thought he would get out of the "game". Never expected it to end the way it did. Excellent read!!!!
Now I can't wait for the sequel to "The Root Of All Evil".
Utchanat
Joy you did it again! I truly enjoyed reading Dollar Bill. Dollar had the right intentions, just went about it the wrong way. I do not think the book was dragged out as one reviewer has suggested, instead it gave you insight into why Dollar did and made the decisions he made. I truly thought he would get out of the "game". Never expected it to end the way it did. Excellent read!!!!
Now I can't wait for the sequel to "The Root Of All Evil".
The road leads to the loss. Not only did dollar not follow what he was told to do, but he figured he could change the game. He ended up falling in loving and being used. The one who really loved him and had his back he turned down. Now what? Broken hearted and a woman scorned Tommy gets down like that and puts an end to the madness gangsta style. Who will prevail in the end?
The road leads to the loss. Not only did dollar not follow what he was told to do, but he figured he could change the game. He ended up falling in loving and being used. The one who really loved him and had his back he turned down. Now what? Broken hearted and a woman scorned Tommy gets down like that and puts an end to the madness gangsta style. Who will prevail in the end?

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