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Life is Hot in Cracktown

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  2 reviews
With echoes of Richard Price's Clockers, Life is Hot in Cracktown paints a realistic and disturbing picture of life on the edge in New York's drug-infested neighborhoods. It's a world of drug addicts, pimps, prostitutes, transsexuals, low-life criminals and the homeless, all caught in the deadly orbit of crack.

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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published 1993 by Thunder's Mouth Press
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Chak
Jul 29, 2015 Chak rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Chak by: Carmine
Buddy Giovinazzo writes with a stark level of realism that pulls you into a story like no other, but can be difficult to read. I loved the visceral, raw characters, but they are so very real that reading about the horror that comprises their lives was a bit much for me. Hell, this book was way too much for me. Who am I kidding? I am a fan of Mr. Giovinazzo's books and movies, but they challenge the reader/viewer, sometimes too much. I did enjoy "Poetry and Purgatory" (also by Buddy Giovinazzo) m ...more
Valerie
This is what life keeps giving you the short end of the stick over and over again, and not only is it short, but it's also covered in dog sh*t!
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