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The Unwashed by [Hogan, Sean]
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About the Author

Seán Hogan was born in Kilburn, north west London and currently lives on the west coast of Ireland. His books are based on his own life experiences growing up in London and also his struggles with addiction and overcoming it. He has travelled all over Asia, living in India and China and can speak fluent Mandarin and a smattering of Sichuan dialect.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 357 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01KVOPLFI
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #38,349 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have always been a people watcher. People fascinate me. I watch them and wonder about their lives, are they happy? What do they do?
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
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Really enjoyed the grittyness of this book. Fast moving addictive story's. A really enjoyable collection of story's. Will look for more from the author.
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An amazing book. I could not put it down. In particular the story about the young asylum seekers was incredible. It gave a great insight into the fear and uncertainty that asylum seekers must face on a daily basis. This story should be read by all, as it may help change the mindset of society in general.
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Great read
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Loved this book but there were a couple of typos and grammatical errors. Also in the chapter about Jules and Giles it reads, 'Take a deep breath Jules, this could be the big one. I knock on the door confidently, to my surprise Jules opens it.' Pretty sure it's meant to say 'Giles opens it.' Otherwise a fantastic book.
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Sean Hogan has an uncanny ability to get inside people’s heads. For his backdrop he chooses the Shakespeare Estate in London with tower blocks where residents survive not knowing each other but gossiping and fabricating stories about about other’s lives. The Shakespeare epitomises what David Cameron discussed this year in a Sunday Times article when he described this country's post-war social housing estates as "brutal" and a "gift to criminals and drug dealers”
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.
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I enjoyed this book very much, infact I have not enjoyed a book so much in a long long time... the author made me believe these characters were real people So much so I had a lump in my throat reading parts of it, as I felt such great sadness and empathy for them,, brilliant writing,, fantastic read all round
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