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1970s New York youth - told with verve and authenticity.,
This review is from: The Basketball Diaries (Paperback)
Don't be put off by the dodgy Di Caprio vehicle from a few years back...This book has to be one of the finest debut novels around from the last 50 years or so. Heavily autobiographical, The Basketball Diaries is written with verve and authenticity. It's a rough story of growing up in early 70s New York City, told beautifully.