“Niggology The Novel” by Shawn Eckles presents from age seven to twenty-five the life of a nameless American Black “dope boy” or “street hustler” or your neighborhood drug dealer. The novel is 95 percent the stream of consciousness of this American youth as he grows into physical maturity and no other maturity. The book also has some infrequent remarks commenting about the life and the activities from the perspective of the same man some years after the 18 years of daily hustle, casual sex, drugs, police anxiety, and thrills — all to the beat of “I gotta get this money.” If you find the million icons of Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne fascinating or important, then you must spend a few hours inside that icon's head — to appreciate 18 years of the above. It's real. “There's nothing here I have not seen,” says the author.