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What little story there is is shallow, predictable, frustratingly slow and flat out boring.
I couldn't wait for it to end when I realized about halfway through that absolutely nothing was going to happen.
Unfortunately, it takes more than a thriller to give the serious dealing that his subjects required.
Having worked, gone to school & all but lived in Jersey City for years, I was drawn to reading this book that was inspired by the things the author saw when living there. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John A. Brissette
I'm a huge fan of Richard Price. Samaritan, Lush Life, and Clockers were all great. But with this one, I could only get halfway through it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Joe Joe Magee
While the book had great potential - a compelling story and interesting characters - it is a victim of the writer's inability to remain focused and succinct. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Arnold Goldstein
Brenda Martin, a white woman, walks into a hospital ER, bleeding and distraught. She reports that a black man hijacked her car. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Patti
The great actor Joe Morton reads Richard Price in the audiobook version, even (curiously, since the audiobook came out a year prior) channeling Samuel L. Read morePublished on July 3, 2012 by K. Patterson
This contains great writing, compelling characters, and a thrilling plot. Almost every aspect of the story lends itself well to high drama. Read morePublished on November 28, 2011 by J. Smallridge
After my expectations of a "gripping" story had to be lowered, I still plodded on to find something to like about this book. Read morePublished on July 14, 2011 by Tx Rose
Upfront: I am a big fan of Price esp. his novels that have been good movies, but the density and complexity of his writing are never going to translate perfectly to the big... Read morePublished on June 20, 2011 by Domestic Gnome
I love the anthropological bent of this book, but I had trouble finding something to hook onto. The events are literal, but the emotional core I wanted was missing. Read morePublished on May 16, 2011 by Kate