Big John Cunningham

"BigJohnC"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (2 of 2)
Location: Glasgow

Interests
Studying History and Psychology, looking into the history of Glasgow. Studying Gangs, organised crime, good versus evil, religion. Travelling, watching sport, football etc.
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 624,802 - Total Helpful Votes: 2 of 2
Blue Rage, Black Redemption: A Memoir by Tavis Smiley
5.0 out of 5 stars History of the Crips, 26 Mar 2014
Great read on the man who began the Crips in America. I thought it was a good story about how growing up in a harsh environment can make you into a monster. He tries to steer people away from that life as he describes his time in prison towards the end of the book. I remember when he was executed around 2005, I suppose this book was truly an attempt at Redemption.
Armed Candy: A True-Life Story of Organised Crime by Reg McKay
Yes it is very graphic, but I suppose it brings these things to the attention of the reader as some of the things described in the book I'd never even have imagined someone could be capable of. I think her work as a prostitute gives an interesting insight into that world and I am interested to know what footballers she was talking about in the strip club scene. As far as it being true, I take all true crime books with a pinch of salt as it is really one persons word against another and Reg McKay did change the names of the people involved.

What I didn't like is the way he attempts to justify everything Kay does, to try and explain how innocent and naive she was, which I think… Read more
50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know (50 Id&hellip by John Sutherland
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful, 17 Jun 2013
I reckomend this to anyone who wants to learn more about literary criticism. Having read other reviews I'd say the people leaving the negative comments are either not educated enough to grasp the concepts or someone with an advanced education in literature. You're not going to become an expert after reading this book but I'd recommend it to someone in early years of an English degree, to give a brief introduction to a wide range of theories