am 9. September 1998
While reading this story about a year ago, I was amazed by its powerful symbolism, and head-on reality of the "urban" situation. Written in fiction, The Spook That Sat By The Door is not only important, but necessary reading. It highlights deep social and political issues: "black-on-black" crime; the emergence of social revolutionary philosophy (in the vain of Bobby Seale or George Jackson); and yes, even quotas. 'Spook' serves as a voice for a more-than-desenchanted people to whomever should happen to come across this book.
am 24. Januar 1999
If the new world order conspiracies make you think, then this book will inspire you and empower you. This book was written with integrity. I am not going to reveal the plot, but take a look at the characters, the National Guard, the FBI, the CIA, the Chicago Police Department, some inner-city rival gangs and one inconspicous brother with a plan and strategy. The Spook Who Sat Behind the Door is valid and very necessary reading. This easy straightforward reading yet powerful
am 16. August 1998
I saw the movie maybe 25 years ago (?) ...and at the time Our Culture had arrived at this kind of thinking. We were working very critically inside of this American Instutitions (ie..local police, FBI, and CIA). But there were alligances to family and community. The movie let Al Freeman Jr. be the "Spook Who Sat By The Door". If anyone could direct me towards a videotape copy, it's something I really would like to see again. FWebb@suffolk.lib.ny.us
am 19. Juni 2000
brilliantly written, true in content. i can see why this book,(along with the video) is banned time and time again. the gov't is afraid that if a lot of people read this book someone may get ideas. but the old saying still goes NEVER, EVER, UNDERESTIMATE ANYONE. that is a dangerous thought especially in this day and time