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  • How are reviewers describing this item?
    first, most, last and good.
  • Our engine has profiled the reviewer patterns and has determined that there is minimal deception involved.
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  • Our engine has discovered that over 90% high quality reviews are present.
  • This product had a total of 161 reviews as of our last analysis date on May 26 2019.
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as advertised and reviewed

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Very telling, disturbing look at New York and in some ways the USA in the Post-War era (WWII)

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This is a classic! Yes, it is bombastic and raw, but it is Americana as it is for many of the struggling—workers, servicemen, a...  Read More

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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    A murdered corrupt trade-unionionist, drug-addicted transvestites/ transexuals, the most horrific mass-rape scene scene on record, and yes, a book that earned the author a trial for immorality in britain in 1964.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Great read, tore through it in a day and a half.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    As a contrast i'm thinking of dickens, or dostoevski, or tom wolfe who can write persuasively about anyone regardless of his/her socio-economic status.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    A gloomy portrait of brooklyn/s poor post wwii.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    More often than not, when writers try to tackle the unsavory aspects of the human condition, it comes off as cheap and affected.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    They’re the kind that repeatedly replay in your mind whether you wish them to or not.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This was a time when teachers told me my writing had to be regimented and uniform.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Shelby then became a favorite person let alone writer of mine.

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