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Men in My Town

3.05 of 5 stars 3.05  ·  rating details  ·  42 ratings  ·  6 reviews
It is indeed rare when the young victim of a brutal crime grows up to reveal his story in a way that is both compelling and objective. Such is the case with Keith Smith in the gripping and deeply disconcerting bio-novel, Men in My Town. Based on his experience of having been abducted, beaten, and raped by a local pedophile, Smith reminds us how quickly the innocence of you...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 16th 2009 by Booksurge Publishing
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Congratulations to Keith Smith for having the courage to tell his story. I have to say that while I do not know the author, we grew up in the same town around the same time which made the story even more interesting to me. I do wish the author had shared a bit more in the way of character development and his recovery over the years, but I understand that this is a very delicate, and deeply troubling topic.
I wanted much more background on all the characters, good and evil, in this gripping, suspenseful story. There's a dreary sameness among child-rapers, but the other "Men In [Smith's] Town," including Smith himself, are intriguing enough to merit more screen time. The author could have filled out the story without slowing things down. Instead, he opted for an unsatisfying short-story spareness. There are also many verbal mistakes that knock it down from a 4-plus.
Desley (Cat fosterer)
The first two chapters really drew you in but the next few were confusing although it got back on track and had a satisfying ending -cant say good due to the subject matter.

There were a few sections that were overly descriptive.Good on the author for being brave enough to share such an experience
J.P. Barnaby
This was a compelling novel based on the actual attack of Kevin Smith. While it didn't deal with his emotional recovery, which is what I was looking for, it was an interesting fictionalized account of community involvement.
True story about a boy who was kidnapped and raped in the 1970s.
I don't have very much to say.
I just wasn't a fan.
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