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C-Murder's novel DEATH AROUND THE CORNER, book of the year
Saturday, November 03, 2007  12:47:00 AM

by Cyrus Webb



Hip-Hop
Conversations Book Club proudly recognizes its BOOK OF THE YEAR for 2007.




Conversations Book Club has been making history in the literary world since its inception in November 2006. The book club has grown from just 3 members in November 2006 to seven chapter in November 2007. After being recognized nationally, hosting 26 bestselling authors in the last 10 months and talking with over 60 authors via conference call, it has proven that it is a force to be reckoned with the fight against illiteracy.

Now we are pleased to announce that our book of the year, "DEATH AROUND THE CORNER" (written by Platinum-selling recording artist/bestselling author Corey "C-Murder" Miller) will be discussed Wednesday, November 28, 2007 during the debut of Conversations' new book club, "The C.U.T. Society" (http://thecutsociety.blogspot.com). Immediately following the book discussion Conversations Book Club founder Cyrus A. Webb will recognize the book as his choice for book of the year.

The C.U.T. (Conversations Urban Teen) Society meets every 4th Wednesday at the Richard Wright Library (515 W. McDowell Road in Jackson, MS) at 6p.m., and is designed for those 17 and up who enjoy urban or street literature. The purpose is to get the reader to see the comparison between their lives and the characters---and see how we can use their experiences to better our own life. (Those under 17 may attend but must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.)

In October 2007 Conversations Book Club made history by being the first group to host Miller's events outside the state of Louisiana in promotion of the book which was released in December 2006. This feat was covered nationally in newspapers, online reports and newswires as well as FoxNews.

Prior to its release, Miller sold over 70,000 copies of the book DEATH AROUND THE CORNER through his myspace page, and the book has maintained a perfect 5-star rating on Amazon over the past 11 months. While he was in Mississippi, over 2,000 individuals attended events with Miller, and over 300 books were sold during the month of October 2007 alone in the state. While some in the media attempted to downplay the effect of Miller's visit to the state, it can't be denied that many saw this as a positive event that will always be remembered.

Webb hopes that the book being the choice for November 2007 will get others interested in the message that Miller conveys, and that it helps young people see how important it is to take responsibility for the choices they make in life.

Below you will find just some of the topics that Webb will be tackling that are addressed in the novel:

* Why is hate something that has to be addressed early in life before it festers and grows in ones heart?
* What happens after you die? Do we all have guardian angels that want to help us do what is right?
* When it comes to hiphop, can it break down the racial barriers that exist?
* To what extent do you show loyalty to those who you feel as though have been with you through the good and the bad?
* When we hear someone has bee arrested or charged with a crime, do we automatically assume their guilt?
* At what age should youth be educated about sex, pregnancy and how you get sexually transmitted diseases?
* When it comes to the truth, is everything always cut and dry--- black and white?
* The book has what is considered a "mercy killing" by some. How do you feel about it and can you understand the reasoning behind it?
* Is abortion ever a solution in a relationship between consentual adults? What if the two were using some form of protection and it failed?
* For Miller's main character, Daquan, how did music affect his life? Was music the answer to his living the life that his Grandmother would have been proud of?
* When it comes to the relationship between Daquan and Nut, why did things change and what does it show about those who we believe are closest to us?
* When it comes to people like Pam (one of Daquan's sexual partners), what does it show for the reason why some young ladies are quick to have sex with the "bad boy" or "rough neck" on the block?
* What lessons can we learn from Darryl? Macy? Jerome? Mickey? Mandi?

For more information, contact Robin Gardner at 601.664.8805 or email Cyrus A. Webb at cawebb4.juno.com. Purchase your copy of DEATH AROUND THE CORNER online at www.deatharoundthecorner.com
Official website for Conversations Book Club

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