Amazon Review: Kissablysweet1 5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2021 Taylor's life changed the day he got shot. Yeah, being a cop was something he loved, but a creep shot his left arm and it just sort of hangs there. Taylor was definitely bitter. He was also old school. Real old school. You know, racist, hateful and thinkin' women have one job. Take care of the menfolk. He was about to get a wakeup call and wow would it wake him up.....
Amazon Review: Nikki R 5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting and joy to read Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2022 Riveting and very suspenseful. Keep you on your toes. Must pay attention to the key's players in the book. If you get passed the first 2 chapters then rest, you will enjoy. Sneak peek I thought Pepper was dead and that was not the case at all. The story line was on point from the beginning to end. This will have you thinking does this really happen. Parts of the book will give you a real reality check. Roland Jefferson changed the game when he wrote this book. Mr. Roland J well thought out story when he wrote “Alice in Dreamland”.
Kudos Author Roland S Jefferson
"...a tightly written novel"------WASHINGTON POST
"...well executed thriller territory"------NEW YORK PRESS
"...a good fictional spin on an age-old belief."------QBR BLACK BOOK REVIEW
"...a stunning bit of campy black paranoia with a muscular integrity." -------Kirkus Reviews
"...an immensely readable novel whose subject matter is so highly charged that no one in America can afford the folly of
ignoring it."-------MAX E. YOUNGSTEIN, former CEO, United Artists Pictures
"...a stunning literary achievement and a frightening portrayal of what might have been and what may yet come to pass if the black American underclass does not achieve social and economic justice."-------PRICE M. COBB, M.D. Author of 'Black Rage'
"...Roland S. Jefferson has obviously been there. He knows of what he writes and his SCHOOL ON 103RD STREET is an eloquent, moving testimonial to that -------REGIS PHILBIN, KABC-TV, Los Angeles
"...THE SCHOOL ON 103RD STREET is a rich book which, together with John A. Williams' THE MAN WHO CRIED I AM and Sam Greenlee's THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR is at the fountainhead of black political fiction.."
-------MICHEL FABRE, Universite' de Paris 111, Sorbonne Nouvelle
"...an incredible, chilling story!"----WALTER BURRELL, Syndicated Columnist
"...a mesmerizing fictional document that breathes life into its characters." -------NEW DIRECTIONS
"...Timely, politically charged and necessary reading. THE SCHOOL ON 103RD STREET is just the kind of book that will knock us out of our complacent 70's attitude about black folks and justice."-------BLACK SCHOLAR
"...interesting and provocative reading. You'll enjoy it." -------HAL DASH, KHJ Radio, Los Angeles
"...a gripping and terrifing novel."------CHICAGO BULLETIN
"...a gripping, frightening, not to be put down until finished novel."-------FREEDOMWAYS
"...THE SCHOOL ON 103RD STREET fits the suspense-drama genre and it makes excellent, absorbing reading." -------BLACK BOOKS BULLETIN
"...This is a book, to be sure, that is made of strong stuff. Jefferson pulls no punches...an important work by an exceptional talent."------
LOS ANGELES GRAPEVINE
"...exceptionally skillful character studies and a rendering of the climate of our times."------
Stepping back from his critically acclaimed crime genre novels, Roland S. Jefferson's White Coat Fever takes the reader on a fascinating trip back in time to the exciting world of the 1960's, when Motown, Jazz and the civil rights movement defined an entire generation. And nowhere was the aspiration of upward mobility more evidenced than on black college campuses where some middle-class black women became obsessed with the idea of marrying doctors.
September, a hauntingly attractive civil rights worker who finds both love and brutality in Mississippi jails.....
Perry, a brilliant medical student spoiled by good looks and his reputation as the ultimate womanizer...
Aiyana, a self centered predatory social climber determined to marry a doctor at any cost, even if she doesn't love him.....
Bennyboy, an idealistic and principled young medical student who shares an illicit past with a girl he once loved.....
Here then is Roland S. Jefferson's magnificant, highly imaginative and immensely compelling story of a black cultural lifestyle at a pivotal time in history.....as four young people are plunged into the center of a raging conflict between political idealism and the relentless obsessions about class, color and romantic entitlement. But obsessions, even noble ones, can sometimes go tragically awry.....
"Roland Jefferson has fashioned a great American heist novel as thrilling as it is entertaining."
Review by Valerie Wilson Wesley
Dying in the Dark and A Tamara Hayle Mystery
"Fast paced...Roland Jefferson has crafted an L.A. mean streets winner."
Review by Robert Greer
"Roland Jefferson's Damaged Goods is delivered in crisp, snappy dialogue, an exciting pace, and a plot loaded with surprises. Reading it is like enjoying a suspense-filled movie."
Review by Herb Boyd
We Shall Overcome and Pound for Pound
Amazon Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2017
I found this book on the shelf-who am I kidding, shelves of "books to be read". It is a lot like an Elmore Leonard book, but the flow of the story is a little jumpy, hence only 4 stars.
Myra is a drop dead beautiful Public Defender,and future Playboy model. Se is set up to defend Napoleon Booker, a repeat drug dealer/ gang member who is charged with robbery and murder. Only he is innocent and Myra so knows he is, the only problem is they are both in the way of some powerful people getting their way.
The characters are both smart and funny. The language is quite strong, not shortage of 4 letter words and racial slurs, but the book is still fun to read.
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