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THE BOYS OF TRUXTON [Kindle Edition]

Robert H. Lieberman

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Book Description

By best selling author and film director Robert H. Lieberman, "The Boys of Truxton" is a tale of a collision of three individuals: Derek, a kid serving a life sentence in a maximum security teenage prison for a brutal murder of a child; Shrek, the Syracuse cop who put him there; and Sheila, a young woman who has come to work in the prison and slowly becomes convinced of Derek's innocence. Nothing is as it first appears in this layered and taut thriller, based upon the authors work in a teenage prison in Upstate New York.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 643 KB
  • Print Length: 393 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1494236354
  • Publisher: Ithaca Film & Writing Works; First edition (24 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,093,240 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great novel! 2 Dec. 2014
By Peter Frykholm - Published on
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An archetypal plot with an unlikely pair of underdogs up against a partly rotten society. I particularly enjoyed how their two very different fates converged as the novel developed - it creates a kind of symmetry that holds the plot together while adding som credibility. The subject matter is painfully relevant. A page-turner. Read it!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-written book 19 Dec. 2013
By Devon Jackson - Published on
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The author is obviously a talented writer, and it's a pleasure to read a book that flows so smoothly. He drew vivid pictures of the three main characters, especially "Shrek." He made it easy to imagine the characters in each physical setting he placed them. For example, when he wrote of wind-driven snow and ice, he made me cold. He did a good job with the speech of his characters. The dialogue was realistic without being annoying to read.

I didn't give the book five stars because of a line in the description says, "Nothing is as it first appears in this layered and taut thriller..." So, not one single thing is as it first appears? That is an overused expression in book blurbs, and in this case, it's not accurate. Because of that line, I thought I would at least be surprised as the "layered thriller" unfolded. I was not surprised at all. To me, the book was fairly predictable all the way through, but because of that line I still kept thinking that something surprising was coming.

I think the author wrote a very good book that needs an altered description so that readers don't expect something they don't get. The story is good enough without greasing the skids with that line. I think it's a 5-star book if the description is accurate. However, that's just my opinion, and I admit I can be picky. It might not bother anyone else.

Just a note. This is an edited version of my earlier review in which I gave the book 3 stars. In the description there was a typo concerning the title that the author or editor has corrected. It made me change my review to 4 stars. It was nice to see that someone cares about his readers. I hope I have an opportunity to read another book by this author.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast Paced Page Turner! 29 Dec. 2013
By Shelley - Published on
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This is a very dynamic read. You are moved to turn each page to find the conclusion. Great use of real places, real prisons and real analysis (DNA). Mr. Lieberman reminds us of human compassion. I have also read Baby and Last Boy. These are wonderful entertaining books, with unexpected story lines. You won't be disappointed. Way to go!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing truth captured in The Boys of Truxton 17 Mar. 2014
By Thomas Corey - Published on
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We are all trapped, one way or another, in the ashes of our history, the colors of our nature and the imminence of our actions. Derek, the protagonist, try as he may, cannot escape his past.. or his present. Filled with accurate and vivid description of adolescent prisons and the unceasing cold of Winter in Upstate NY, the book is a great read for a hot beach in July.
4.0 out of 5 stars Derek had a hard life but people cared. 4 Jan. 2015
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This story shows what can happen in a young man's life when a cop, and a teacher care. When someone cares enough to step out of their comfort zone to help a boy less fortunate. It's a story that will make you feel good
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