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Casi is a 24-year-old public defender working on the front line of America's War on Drugs. So far he's on the winning side. He's never lost a case. But nothing lasts forever, and pride like his has a long way to fall. Funny, smart and always surprising, A Naked Singularity speaks a language all of its own and reads like nothing else ever written. In De La Pava's hands, the labyrinthine miseries of the New York Justice System are as layered and diabolical as Dante's nine circles of Hell. But the Devil doesn't hog the best lines. There are plenty here to go around.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
To begin with I really didn't like this book or La Pava's style. So much so that I put it down and read something else. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Disgruntle
This started out a s real page-turner, as the author takes you inside the NYC justice system, where you can see how dismal and uncaring the system is. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kirk McElhearn
This hooked me immediately - I can get quite boshie when confronted with 'difficult' first pages but this is just so clever. Read morePublished 7 months ago by K. Golding
This novel would certainly qualify as what Henry James described as a 'loose and baggy monster'. It could have stood to be more tightly crafted, but that might have lost the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Helen Barnes
I bailed out about 25% through which is very rare for me but it was starting to irritate me with it's overlong descriptive and narrative paragraphs. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Southern Softie
Bought it as a gift for son who reads extensively. He found the writing puerile and very trite. Most unimpressed and didn't finish the book. A rarity for him.Published 8 months ago by Evening
Sergio de la Pava's painfully detailed study of the law in action amongst the underclass in New York is an insightful examination of court procedure and the conscience of the poor. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mr. D. James