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Soul Circus by George Pelecanos
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Jun 15, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: crime-suspense
Read in January, 2008

Most people know how much I love HBO's The Wire (watch it, love it, watch it again), and Pelecanos wrote for the show. I've never thought I would like hard-boiled crime fiction, but his stuff is fantastic. You find empathy for the characters, even the street-level bangers who are in a situation they just don't know how to get out of (another theme of "The Wire"). His main character, private investigator Derek Strange, is a terrific, complicated character to build a series around.
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