UNDERDOG, a True Crime Thriller of Prison Life: UNDERDOG, a True Crime Thriller of Prison Life: Prison Killers Book 4

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Another one of Glenn Langohr's stunning memoirs--a brave, unflinching account of life in prison

B.J and Damon are two White inmates who get involved in a gang war in a California maximum security prison. The prison administration realizes B.J's sentence is up and they blame Damon for calling the shot and use his gangland tattoos to send him to the Pelican Bay Super Max.

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Overview

Another one of Glenn Langohr's stunning memoirs--a brave, unflinching account of life in prison

B.J and Damon are two White inmates who get involved in a gang war in a California maximum security prison. The prison administration realizes B.J's sentence is up and they blame Damon for calling the shot and use his gangland tattoos to send him to the Pelican Bay Super Max.

Glenn Langohr's other books include: Roll Call, Upon Release, Race Riot, Lock Up Diaries, Gladiator and Prison Riot.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781480134669
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/18/2012
  • Pages: 110
  • Sales rank: 1,341,547
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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  • Posted January 31, 2013

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    Underdog: A True Crime Thriller of Prison Life is the very short

    Underdog: A True Crime Thriller of Prison Life is the very shortened personal first-hand account of an inmate and his journey through the California jail system. It begins interestingly, though, with a case of adopting puppies. I suspect that this was intentional because it ties in nicely with the short story's theme of redemption. The book then moves onto Glenn's story, which reflects a mixture of detailed and frank storytelling about life in prison ultimately ending in a rather sad and poignant tale about a prison hunger strike, friendship, and in the very end-puppies again. The most distinguishing part of this book is the author's extremely focused attention to detail of prison life. Glenn focuses on details that I have never seen discussed in literary works or films about prison-race, "underground vigilante justice", etc. I haven't watched a lot of these kind of films, but I have seen enough.




    The book has flaws. For one, it didn't really feel like a crime thriller to me. It definitely has tense moments and has action but I didn't consider it a crime thriller (in my view). I consider it more of a harrowing true-life documentary with street-level activism and a story of redemption. I say street-level activism because one of the author's goals (discussed in the back of the book) is to explore and document the abuses in the California prison system. I think it does that pretty well. There are some parts of the story that were a little confusing to me, but overall, I believed it served its purpose to show how dangerous prison can be. The only other flaw is the author's immediate rush to get the reader involved in the story without a proper introduction. I was able to catch up in the later parts, but the book would have been better served by providing an introduction to the characters and situation. That would have tied the story in a little better.




    Overall, though this is a good read, if you are interested in reading a gritty story about how one man used his path to redemption to help others, then this would definitely be a book to consider. I also recommend it for people who advocate for abuses in the prison system or help ex-prisoners get back on their feet. The author provides some insight into some of the realities prisoners face inside and outside of jail.

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