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Among the Thugs by Bill Buford
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Dec 23, 2009

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bookshelves: makes-me-think, non-fiction
Read in December, 2009

Gosh, this was a tough one. Fascinating, gripping, unnerving, and infuriating. That there are people who are "not hooligans," that pride themselves on nationalism when it suits them, and even worse, violence, is entirely foreign to this reader. Though, I am certainly appreciative to have the opportunity to enter a world so thoroughly (and sometimes bravely - he doesn't come out unscathed) researched by the author.
I thought the book, overall, was a bit long; I had had enough about fifty pages before it was done, but I suppose that might be part of the point, that the violence and the folly of it all continues, to this day.

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