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Fist Stick Knife Gun by Geoffrey Canada

The subtitle of this book is “A Personal History of Violence.” This is a personal story of Canada’s experiences growing up in a very poor neighbourhood in the Bronx in New York City, then, after university, returning to the same … Continue reading

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Skagboys by Irvine Welsh

This story is set in 80s Edinburgh. The chapters are broken up a little by comments on the state of Thatcher’s Britain at the time, and how the drug epidemic which lead to an AIDS epidemic came to hit Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil book review

I have read a few novels around addiction, and I should probably stop, because I never get them and I never really like them (Irvine Welsh excepted). I just do not have that kind of personality he describes, the attitude … Continue reading

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