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Deprived and depraved,
This review is from: Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew (Paperback)
This is a snapshot into the lives of a group of youngsters living in a deprived area of Leeds, as seen through the eyes of misfit former social worker Hare. Well, deprived isn't really adequate. These kids would be seen by many as the scum of the earth, and by others as being completely let down by the system.
Hare pulls no punches and manages to convey the miserable lives of his subjects in a colourful and moving way. The kids generally seem to accept their lot in life and their outlook does provide a fair amount of humour. They hold just about everyone in contempt and have no repect whatsoever for authority or the law.
Hare's occasional misgivings can't hide the fact that he is clearly one of the "Crew" and is sympathetic towards the kids regardless of what they get up to. Whether you can enjoy the book on not probably depends on how sympathetic you are towards such miscreants.
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Initial post: 4 Feb 2012 22:56:43 GMT
T. Albrigt says:
I agree but I have to sy that this book was remarkable and just wish there was a follow up of some kind.... whatever happened to poor Tyson?
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