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Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr.
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Feb 01, 2007

it was amazing

Last Exit to Brooklyn is comprised by a series of vignettes of a Brooklyn neighborhood in the 40s or 50s. This is not the teary sentimentality of Frank Capra, nor is it the technicolored musicals of Hollywood. This stuff is downright bleak. I couldn't doubt for a second that Selby lived amongst the rabble infesting the book. I think that it offers a realist view of what it was like to live in the working class neighborhoods of Mid-century New York.
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January 1, 2004 – Finished Reading
February 1, 2007 – Shelved

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