- File Size: 241 KB
- Print Length: 67 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: 22 West Books (May 10, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 10, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0082HT3GU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,574,154 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Thugbook Kindle Edition
|Length: 67 pages|
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Top Customer Reviews
Are the creators of "Thugbook" heroes, or do they have a different agenda? Why are the police so opposed to the site? Are they reluctant because they think that it's wrong, or are they worried that they might look incompetent if the site catches more criminals than they do? How many people are committed to this site, and on at what levels? How much can greed justify killings? How might people peripherally involved with the site, including criminals, benefit from the results of the hits on the thugs?
"Thugbook" is one of those stories that challenges you to evaluate your own feelings about having a site like that in your own community, in our world of ever-present, easily accessible informational access. What is the cost, what is the payoff, and who would stand to profit?
The author does a great job of quickly getting you into the heads of his characters and fully immersed into the story, and there is really nothing over the top or extraneous here - the dialogue is crisp and on target vs. endlessly droning on for word-count sake. Just when you think you think you have the ending figured out, West takes a hard right turn and fools you.
As I type this review, the Kindle version of this story is 99 cents - it is well worth it and is an enjoyable read. If the author should take this short to a full-length novel concept, I think it would be very successful.
Author: CJ West
Mug shots are often shown to victims of crimes and their families to help identify a suspect in a crime or hopefully bring down a killer. But, what about a website that you, the citizen can contribute to by sending photos of people that you think are in gangs, killers or have committed crimes? Would you help the police by downloading pictures of gang members and criminals? Would you take job as a photectors? One man named Blaine Stevens created Thugbook along with another man named Jones, which is an online site where his people can download pictures of gang members and dangerous people in their neighborhood. People use this site and click on different maps to find these people and hopefully help the police make arrests. Thousands of photos are processed daily hoping to convince the police to use their service to catch these criminals. Unfortunately, the success rate of trying to convince the police has not been successful. Even with one member of the team scheduling a demonstration no one really showed up and their stock answers that they could do better and did not need their help wasted the time of a member of their team.
When one of their team working security pays the ultimate price for taking these pictures and the end result is quite startling as no one knew, including the gang called the Reds, that he was part of their team. Spotted on his job taking pictures this man wound up dead at his job when someone called Gman spotted him taking these pictures. But, what would happen to their business if these photectors stopped taking pictures? Photos pasted up in the rest of the country helped reduce crime but for some reason not in their counties.Read more ›
This book was easy to read, I found my opinion changing several times as to whose side I was on.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have become a new fan of Mr. West, this book is good, an unusual concept, but I like the way he plays it out!Published on February 12, 2013 by KCinTX
I've read other work by this author and he continues to entertain me. Thugbook is such an original idea I had not run across before. Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by Kim Mullican
I read the novella, Thugbook, quickly enough and the premise was startling and original. That alone is worth the five stars to me. Read morePublished on October 23, 2012 by Just A. Reader
I enjoyed The End of Marking time so much, that this one seemed to fall short of my expectations. I enjoy C.J. Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by Bren~O
I though the book had potential, but it was as though major parts of it were chopped out.
It wasn't a favorite and although I finished it, I don't think I'll be back for... Read more
A short novel that put new meaning to the word "social network". A social network site set up for citizens to post pictures of criminals in the act of committing crimes. Read morePublished on July 15, 2012 by Sterljoy
Thugbook...a site set up for citizens to anonymously down load illegal activity in their community has turned Blaine and Jones into a millionaire company that is shunned by... Read morePublished on July 7, 2012 by L.Taylor
Facebook and vigilantism combine in an interesting and somewhat off-beat high tech/future tech storyline. Read morePublished on June 27, 2012 by Sharon
In the past, CJ West has written some good books. This isn't one of them. I got it as a free book for Kindle, and it was overpriced. Read morePublished on June 21, 2012 by Larry
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