Long White Con

Long White Con

The Biggest Score of His Life

Book - 2012
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Picking up where Trick Baby left off we dive into the world of Johnny O'Brien, 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. Having honed his skills and polished his acting, Johnny is done cheating marks out of small money. With a gang of grifters working with him, High Pockets Kate, High Ass Marvel and the Vicksburg Kid among them, Folks is after the biggest score of his life--Publisher's description.
Publisher: [United States] : Cash Money Content, 2012
Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781936399055
1936399059
Branch Call Number: ICEBERG S
Characteristics: xiv, 173 p. ; 21 cm

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lukasevansherman
Aug 01, 2016

Before there was Ice Cube, Ice-T, and Ice Kream, there was Iceberg Slim, a Chicago-born pimp turned writer. As Ice-T tells it, "Iceberg Slim is synonymous with the pimp game and is the blueprint to being the ultimate player." Slim is the ultimate player of urban crime fiction (although Chester Himes is a way better writer). Pretty sure he also coined the term "big pimpin."

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Angelina85
Feb 26, 2016

Didn't like it

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21168035271733DDV
Dec 06, 2013

Unlike Iceberg Slim's previous novel about "White Folks" (Trick Baby), this one doesn't ring true. Here "White Folks" is pulling the "long con" for big money among rich white people, and here there isn't the feeling that Iceberg Slim is writing from experience. It reads like a fantasy, and the dialog, especially that of the rich white people, sound cliched and unreal.

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