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Top Customer Reviews
So this book was perfect for me. I've sat in traffic or on the train looking at huge blocks of flats and watched people coming and going so for me this book was like going from door to door finding out their stories. I loved it. It made me a lot more perceptive about the lives others live especially the refugee story.
I loved the style of writing too. Read this in a day! Well done Sean. Am off to find some more of your books
Poverty and struggle are entrenched throughout Hogan’s short stories, and crime has in fact been ‘designed-in’ due to decades of neglect. Those who can afford to move out, like the ghetto-rich drug dealer, Eric, have done so, leaving poorly laid-out tower blocks with wasted open space that are neither park nor garden, just a wall to kick a ball against and a bench for an old junkie to rest her tired behind on, under the illusion that her daughter – taken from her by Social Services 25 years ago – may one day return.
It’s not a depressing book, but it starts off that way, and I would question Hogan’s choice of first two chapters because I nearly gave up on it. The opening chapters of a book are possibly the most important. They’re the chapters that encourage the reader to read on. In fact, as a writer myself, I liken the opening chapters of a book to walking in a restaurant. If the restaurant is set up in such a way that you sense the buzz immediately and find yourself rubbing imaginary hands together thinking to yourself, “Oh yes, this looks like the place, we’re going to have fun tonight, I can’t wait to view the menu,” then the restaurant has written their opening chapters correctly.
Hogan’s first chapter, however, casts a different light on immigration in this country.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great book to dip into whenever you've got a few minutes to spare.Published 4 months ago by Mr S Armitage
Really enjoyed this book I couldn't put it down I found myself transported to this place that is being written about ..good readPublished 4 months ago by ro ro
Very good book...very real and earthy..well written and fast moving story. I will buy Liar. 5 Stars for this bookPublished 5 months ago by babar
Captured the flip side of life we choose to ignore and the struggles everyday people go through that many have no real insight to.Published 5 months ago by Gaynor Kinealy
I just did not like this book called The Unwashed.I persevered until the end but it really was a chore getting through it.It just wasn't for me.One of the worse I have read.Published 5 months ago by kathleen