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Life is Hot in Cracktown

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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
Apr 07, 2011 Chak rated it liked it
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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
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Jul 24, 2011 Valerie rated it really liked it
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!
Joe
This was very disappointing. I own a first edition copy, which I think is a rare thing, and I was holding off reading it for awhile just because I had a feeling that it was going to be a really good one. Years ago I watched Buddy Giovinazzo's 1986 film Combat Shock about a traumatised Vietnam War veteran rambling around an eerie, lonely Staten Island, with a depressed wife and a severely deformed baby at home that won't stop crying, courtesy of Agent Orange exposure. That was some film, I've yet ...more
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Buddy Giovinazzo is a filmmaker and author, perhaps best known for his shocking debut film Combat Shock about a troubled Vietnam War veteran. He holds a Masters in Cinema from College of Staten Island.
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