5.0 out of 5 stars
By tim b on November 5, 2017
Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I learned of Andrew Vachss through two friends (Marc & John) at differing times. He was often mentioned and so I took the bait and started to BUY his books. The first one floored me: it was perfect in it’s purpose and structure. To me, it was an easy read as it was in short-story format. A lot of it took me time to digest due to it’s honest writing, and of course to it’s powerful subject matter. I honestly have not been that moved by a writer in my life perhaps. This book is one of a few where Andrew shares writing credits, but it’s also in a ‘graphic-novel’ format, something I’d usually stay away from. Don’t let that deter you – it has a purpose that fits hand-in-glove with the material being presented. Andrew is a force – hard to deny that. His style is both entertaining and educational at the same time. He has a way with words that create specific images or feelings that stir deep. I can’t recommend his writing enough, and if you’re adventurous, you’ll take a leap of faith and find out for yourself.
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