Customer Reviews for

My Week at the Blue Angel: And Other Stories from the Storm Drains, Strip Clubs, and Trailer Parks of Las Vegas

Average Rating 4.5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted November 25, 2010

    Read this book!

    For anyone who enjoys reading, this book is a must. Matthew has a way with describing what is around him and what is real with words that will keep you reading and wanting more after The End.
    He gets to the heart of a matter and lets you know just how it is...no glitz or BS, just this is what I see and feel and know, and by gawd if you also are not feeling and seeing what he has put into words.

    I highly recommend this book, along with his first book Beneath the Neon. They are both outstanding works of writing/journalism.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 9, 2012

    The average tourist vacationing at Bellagio or Mandalay Bay may

    The average tourist vacationing at Bellagio or Mandalay Bay may not leave Las Vegas Boulevard for the entirety of his or her trip. Most downtown visitors are not likely to venture beyond the magical canopy of the Fremont Street Experience. Luckily for these folks, Vegas resident Matt O'Brien has written this excellent montage of gritty real-life stories to provide a glimpse into corners of the city they probably hadn't previously considered.

    An eye-opening piece on the disruption faced by families when their trailer park changes ownership. An unfiltered look into the life of a paroled murderer trying to start over on the outside. A terrifying and captivating adventure through the storm drains of Las Vegas and the dangers that lurk within. And the centerpiece - a writer's first-hand account of the desperate yet often hopeful tenants at a well-worn weekly motel in a forgotten area of East Fremont Street. All of these thought-provoking narratives and many more await the reader in this compelling and compassionate collection of stories unfit for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority promotional pamphlet.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1