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

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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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