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Posted August 4, 2011
I think that the other reviewer didn't actually read the stories with any kind of insight into characters and situation. The writer seems to put the weight of the ending of the stories onto the reader, and if you are unwilling to piece together the probably outcomes then you will probably feel slighted. The writing is stark and direct. Do not base your interest in this book on the reviews from other writers---base it on your desire to read great characterization and stories that are realistic, sad, and plausible for characters who exist in marginal lives where the bar has been set very low. I think the other reviewer of this book has been misguided and is not a very deep reader.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 16, 2009
JT fans and other considering this book, STOP RIGHT HERE!!
If you are lured by the one word review by JT Leroy as I was stop just don't buy this crap, I have not read the whole review but I'm sure the gist of it was not 'flawless'. The Characters are vague, brief, empty and above all forgettable. Each chapter is between 10 and 20 pages and each is a seperate story, all irrelevant and uninteresting, each has a strong build up to something, which is either blatantly disgusting (This coming from a Burroughs fan) or the chapter conveniently (For the writer) ends just before what the whole thing was leading to. This is just sad on the writers part as it's obvious she just doesn't have the bravery or language to finish the picture, instead just leaving you with a little trailing tension you hope through out the read will lead to something good.
I WANT MY MONEY BACK!
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Posted June 22, 2005
Only the brave and honest need apply
A sharp cut into the lives of young adults left to decide their own fate, History of Vegas tells the truth like few authors do. 'Whistle Pig' asks you to sympathize with characters some may consider seedy or headed to disaster. But you find yourself following their course with compassion and understanding that once reflected on can leave you uncomfortable. The stories grow to become a part of you. They stay in your mind for days, like questions unanswered or that song you just can't remember the name of. If you aren't brave enough to question your own judgement and expand your vision, don't read 'History.' But, if you are brave and honest and ready to see life, beautiful, real and bleeding, you will love this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.