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Men in My Town

3.18  ·  Rating details ·  51 Ratings  ·  7 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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Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very good.
May 22, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
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.
Aug 28, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
J.P. Barnaby
Jun 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: research
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.
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
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