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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
Price: £8.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 24 Nov. 2015
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Loved it, very insightful


Blue Rage, Black Redemption: A Memoir
Blue Rage, Black Redemption: A Memoir
by Stanley Tookie Williams
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.18

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
Armed Candy: A True-Life Story of Organised Crime
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable, although shocking read., 26 Mar. 2014
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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 ruins the flow of the story. I'd rather he just said what was meant to have happened and leave the reader to judge.


50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know series)
50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know series)
Price: £5.99

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


Unhappy-Go-Lucky
Unhappy-Go-Lucky
by Ian Pattison
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 22 May 2013
This review is from: Unhappy-Go-Lucky (Paperback)
Great novel. Loved the contrast between working class Glasgow of the south side and middle class West end and how the book jumps back and forward between the two as the protagonist Ivan remembers growing up in Govan. Found the relationship between Ivan and his Mother also very touching as the novel deals with the subject of death in a light hearted but also honest and moving way.


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