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Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2007

    poets artist and madmen

    Reading this makes me want to throw on some old boots and find a storm drain to explore.(And I'm a girl) It's amazing to me that so many people took to Matthew the way they did. You would think people living undergound homeless in storm drains would be mean, crazy, dangerous or maybe all three. Almost everyone seemed to be friendly and happy to see him and everyone was ready to tell their story. Well except the teenagers and the crazy lady. I absolutely enjoyed reading this book and I recommend it to everybody!!! I 'll probably read it again

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2007

    An amazing Vegas Story

    I just finished reading Matthew O'Brien's book Beneath The Neon, which is a story as the subtitle clearly suggests about 'Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas.' It got me thinking about stories, particularly about their beginning and endings for more reason than that of their natural structure. But because I feel that beginnings and endings can be devastatingly sincere. His stories began with intrigue, mystery, possibility as most good stories should. His endings were honest, painful and in most cases profound. His endings were the kind of endings that make you pause before you turn the page, that make you take a deep sigh of introspection as you search your own thoughts for personal understanding, because what you just read you know, you understand and have found that intellectual conection that only good authors and sincere human beings can provide.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2007

    Can't Put it Down

    I couldn't put the book down once I started it. Matt O'Brien does an amazing job discovering what most of us don't know exists in a city that's so bright. Very interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2007

    An Awesome Read

    O'brien takes readers into a world where he encounters a surprising amount of homeless people living in the drains and listens as they share their stories with him. O'brien even transcribed a conversation he had with a mother who was visiting her homeless son, Tyrone, in a storm drain. Tyrone had been missing for twenty-eight years before she was able to find him. The majority of people O'brien spoke with in the Vegas underworld expressed they were living there because of drug, alcohol, and gambling problems. Gambling addictions seemed to be particularly prevalent in their lives. O'brien recorded these conversations without judgment. Their stories all had in common a rich sense of genuine humanity. Their stories bear witness to the ugly side of Las Vegas culture, a side which is often ignored or overlooked. They testify to that part of Las Vegas that sucks people into its death trap with no remorse. â¿¿Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegasâ¿ is a must-read for curious tourists, homeless advocates, and human beings alike.

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