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Just Like That by Les Edgerton
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Jan 21, 2012

it was amazing

I started this book and couldn’t stop. Edgerton’s ability to haul the reader into the story and minds of his characters, in this case, the criminal mentality, left me helpless to set the book down and fiercely invested in this work of fiction that feels like fact. The odd thing was that I didn’t have much sympathy with the character but felt mesmerized by the train wreck about to happen. With no experience of incarceration, I can’t comment on that, but do know about surviving stressful, traumatic environments on a daily basis. There comes a point where emotions must be kept at a distance in order to function. Edgerton shows what it’s like to be forced into institutionalized stress 24/7, the eventual moral nonchalance, and resultant urge/addiction to do something or anything to feel again. An exciting, scary read and window into recidivism.
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