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Brooklyn 1975

3.34  ·  Rating Details  ·  32 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
“Brooklyn 1975” is a novel set in New York City in the 1970s. The city is crumbling, the crime rate is soaring out of control, the garbage men are on strike, and the President has just told the city to go to hell. Two teenage boys living in Brooklyn take the President’s advice to heart. Imagine a combination of “Catcher in the Rye” and “Mean Streets’ scored by the Ramones, ...more
Kindle Edition, 457 pages
Published (first published February 9th 2011)
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Anna Wadlow
The plot seemed repetitive and there were many, many typos. I still enjoyed the book.
Gregg Matthews
Dec 01, 2013 Gregg Matthews rated it liked it
I downloaded the e-book from to my Kindle Fire. The author Robert Moeller did a good job putting this story together. The characters were described and presented in a way that almost brought them to life. I would have liked to have seen a little more character development. The scenes describer almost brought me to Brooklyn. I would have liked it if the author put a little more effort in developing the scenes. Overall this was a good coming of age story in a tough environment. The prob ...more
Aug 14, 2012 Sherry rated it really liked it
Another book from my Kindle subscription. Because of the editing issues, I imagine this book is newly self-published for Kindle. There were a lot of misspellings and words left out, but that being said, it's a lovely book. Moeller paints life of Brooklyn of 1975 as it is for two highschool rising seniors, Deleo and Junior. Their world is a choice between a minimum wage job and becoming a "made man" with the mob. The two boys go to the prom with their dates, hang out, tussle with rivals in the st ...more
Lara Frater
Jan 05, 2013 Lara Frater rated it liked it
Almost a great book.

Brooklyn 1975 is a coming of age story of an Italian-American teen from Brooklyn who faces each day with violence, a lack of supervising by cops and parents, and the mobbed up streets of Brooklyn.

I'm not the grammar police and I am also a self-published author, so I understand without a copyeditor, mistakes get looked over. However this book is so full of easy to fix typos, it makes the author come off as lazy. Also the author does a lot of name dropping tell you it's the se
Aug 16, 2012 Kate rated it it was ok
The kindle version of this book was so riddled with typos, it is amazing that I even finished reading it. That being said, I guess the story line had some redeeming quality because I did in fact finish the book.
Aug 15, 2012 Sara rated it liked it
It's was hard to read. The author used "real" slang is conversations. Once I got use to that -it was a good book.
Dan Staud
Oct 14, 2012 Dan Staud rated it really liked it
Pretty good, but the author has a lot of typos
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