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Posted July 11, 2009
Third and Indiana, A Good Early Novel
Long before Steve Lopez moved to Los Angeles and met _THE SOLOIST, he worked in Philadelphia at the Inquirer, where THIRD AND INDIANA was born.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The novel looks like Philly, talks like Philly, acts like Philly. Mr. Lopez knew his town, and the people in it. Although at times, the plot seems a bit forced, I can envision his characters on the streets. The situation they become involved in jump from the pages of the Inquirer. When a drug war in a bad North Philadelphia neighborhood envelopes the lives of a few of the block's teens, one is never sure who will win the fight - courageous priest, jaded cop, or the drug lord - it's worth a read to find out.