Other reviewers have commented on the authenticity of Bomber's voice in this impressive first novel by Bob Boyton. Although not personally familiar with Bomber's post-nick, alcoholic, on-the-edge world and experiences, I must agree -- it seems really authentic. (You might, like me, need the help of a specialist dictionary website for some of the language.)But it is much more than authentic. It is also really well-written and crafted in plot and character-development. The freshness of Bomber's imagery leaps from the sometimes harrowing narrative and surprises us, as his depth is revealed. Hopefully this original, gripping tale will receive the accolades it deserves. Buy and enjoy!