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eBook Long White Con ePub

by Iceberg; Beck Robert Slim

  • ISBN: 0870672975
  • Subcategory: No category
  • Author: Iceberg; Beck Robert Slim
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: All America Distributors Corp (1992)
  • ePub book: 1683 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1894 kb
  • Other: mobi lrf doc lit
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 246

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long white con. Other Titles by Iceberg Slim. The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim. Airtight Willie & Me. Death Wish.

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Continuing the saga, Long White Con tells the story of the most incredible con man ever to have risen. Iceberg Slim, aka Robert Beck, was born in Chicago in 1918 and was initiated into the life of the pimp at age eighteen

Continuing the saga, Long White Con tells the story of the most incredible con man ever to have risen. Picking up where Trick Baby left off we dive into the world of Johnny O’Brien, better known as White Folks. Iceberg Slim, aka Robert Beck, was born in Chicago in 1918 and was initiated into the life of the pimp at age eighteen. He briefly attended the Tuskegee Institute but dropped out to return to the streets of the South Side, where he remained, pimping until he was forty-two.

ISBN 10: 087067756X ISBN 13: 9780870677564. Publisher: All America Distributors Corp, 1992. Taking up where "Trick Baby" left off, White Folks moves up to Canada after the death of his partner and mentor, Blue Howard. There, he hooks up with the Vicksburg Kid, who completes his con education.

Iceberg Slim, also known as Robert Beck, was born as Robert Lee Maupin. Novelist and poet whose most famous novel, Pimp, is l. Books by Iceberg Slim.

Iceberg Slim, bestselling author of Pimp and Trick Baby, brings us yet another riveting classic

Iceberg Slim, bestselling author of Pimp and Trick Baby, brings us yet another riveting classic. Continuing the saga begun in Trick Baby, Long White Con tells the story of the most incredible con man ever to have risen. Picking up where Trick Baby left off, we dive into the world of Johnny OBrien, better known as White Folks. After learning to use his fair skin to his advantage to rise to the top of the Chicago con game, Folks is back for the big money and the big stakes of the long con. Following the death of his partner and mentor, Blue, Folks takes off for Canada

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With tales of slick con men, revenge, a heist gone awry, and more, Robert Beck, the man many know as Iceberg Slim .

With tales of slick con men, revenge, a heist gone awry, and more, Robert Beck, the man many know as Iceberg Slim, brings us on a ride through the terrifying urban streets. Always compelling, sometimes funny, and often bleak, Slim gives us six slices of city life that will leave you thirsting for more. Attn: Author/Narrator If you have any queries please contact me at info19782 @ gmail. The Biggest Score of His Life. Iceberg Slim, also known as Robert Beck, was born in Chicago in 1918 and was initiated into the life of the pimp at age eighteen. Iceberg Slim, best-selling author of Pimp and Trick Baby, brings us yet another riveting classic. Continuing the saga, Long White Con tells the story of the most incredible con man ever to have risen.

Robert Beck (1918-1992), aka Iceberg Slim, is the best known pimp of all time. He grew up in the mean streets of Southside Chicago where he became involved in the underworld that was to shape his life. He eventually left the pimping game after his third stretch in jail and began to write. He wrote seven books, all published by Canongate, the most famous of which is his autobiography Pimp. Country of Publication.

Iceberg Slim - Robert Beck. Author and former pimp. Diamond Head/Street Game Publishing. PagesPublic FigureAuthorIceberg Slim - Robert Beck.

Comments

Tygolar Tygolar
So so story
Pringles Pringles
Ok
nailer nailer
came on time, great gift idea, loved the product, wonderful service, nice to have around when you need good read
Not-the-Same Not-the-Same
I receive this product quicker than quick or faster than fast;however you want to put it. Well I receive my order very fast and the book look as if it was just printed. I will love to do business with them again!
Kashicage Kashicage
First thing to note, is this is published by the ESTATE of Iceberg Slim (Robert Beck) - which means someone, most likely family, put it together after his death and slapped his name on it. This does not have the fantastic writing style Beck is famous for. Not only that - this is supposed to be a follow up to Trick Baby, but you would swear whoever wrote this never really read that book very closely. It is FULL of inconsistencies and errors. For example - White Folks has flashbacks of his mother, Phala, in which he calls her "Mama", and yet, in Trick Baby, Folks mentions that he always called his mother "PG" despite her repeated attempts to get him to call her Mama. Also, this is supposedly set in the 1960s, yet for part of a disguise, Folks is said to wear brown-colored contact lenses. The only contact lenses available at the time were clear. Even the language itself sounds nothing like Trick Baby. Does this sound like an urban fiction novel? Yes. But it does NOT sound like anything else Robert Beck wrote as Iceberg Slim.

Also, this book is the stereotypical urban fiction nightmare of bad editing. Whereas Trick Baby's story flowed seamlessly with few errors, this book is full of misspellings, poor grammar, random capitalization and italicization, etc. For example: the phrase "chaise lounge" is repeatedly italicized for no reason whatsoever, and once, "lounge" is even misspelled as "longue". I can't imagine what was going through the editor's head, because even a basic spell check will flag that! Also, you get phrases like "boo-koo" when they meant "beau coup" - yes, it's pronounced "boo-koo", but it's a French phrase, and that's how it should be spelled. If you like your urban fiction full of errors though, by all means, overlook it here!

Personally, I found it hard to read this after all the time I've spent reading & enjoying Beck's other books, especially Trick Baby, which was the prequel to this book. There are other contemporary urban authors that write a far better story and manage to sound intelligent, and who actually make use of decent editors. For any fans of Iceberg Slim's other work, for anyone who likes urban fiction that is written WELL, I would suggest a modern author like K'wan.

If your haven't already wasted your money on this book, DON'T!
Ubranzac Ubranzac
In "Trick Baby", Robert Beck (street-named Iceberg Slim) told the story of Johnny O'Brien (street-named White Folks) and his early days running the short con -- a confidence game designed to cheat the mark (victim) out of small amounts of money. Johnny O'Brien's story continues in "Long White Con". Johnny now calls himself Folks. He has graduated to the long con. Long cons are elaborate confidence games that include casts of rehearsed players plus elaborate sets. In long cons wealthy marks are cheated out of large amounts of money. Folks is older now; he is an experienced actor and has more self-confidence.
"Long White Con" contains some insight into long con games, but periodically Mr. Beck uses sexually-explicit material in place of content. The dialogue is not excellent and only Folks' character is well-developed.
I do not recommend this book.
Vrion Vrion
I'm a Beck fan indeed, but I don't like this book. Actually, I've only read one other Robert Beck (Iceberg Slim) book before, and that'd be Pimp. Pimp is much, much better by a long shot. This book definantly falls short of anything Pimp has to offer. It's not worth the buy, my friends. If you're interested in some great reading, may I suggest you basically choose anything by Donald Goines?
This book is a slow read. After reading white folks several years back, i was quite excited to run across this book. i expected this book to pick up where the last left off, it hardly does so, and it barely tells a story worth telling.

Too many loose ends in this book. However due to my soft spot for the author it has earned 4 count em 4 stars. I recommend reading dope fiend or mama black widow, truly entertaining and distrubing at the same time, if thats at all possible.