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"When I started reading A Naked Singularity, after a page or two I realized I was going to love it-and I did-but why? I've never sat down to analyze what it is that makes me read a book voraciously from cover to cover, fretting when I have to put it down and longing through the day to get back to it. I like, admire, appreciate a whole range of books and am happy to devote my time and attention to them, but the ones that take me over are rarer.... Casi's voice is astonishing, cynical but compassionate, alive to the ridiculous and the pitiful and the horrific but never losing its commitment to morality." -Lian Hearn, author of Tales of the Otori"
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. See all Product Description
My wife got me this because I am a criminal lawyer. Was looking forward to reading this because I thought I could get an insight on what happens in the States. Read morePublished 4 months ago by LegalDog
This book is a frustrating mix. Some of it is utterly compelling, some of it the mind-numbing boring and utterly banal. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kosmische
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 11 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 12 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 12 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 13 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 13 months ago by Southern Softie