Others of My Kind, Paperback Book
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781843441144

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Others of My Kind – James SallisOften when I have seen and enjoyed a film or TV drama that has been adapted from a fictional work I feel compelled to seek out the book and read it. I saw the film Drive but felt no such compulsion; the violence and intimidation of the film weren’t themes I was keen to pursue. So another book by James Sallis didn’t excite me when Real Readers offered it my way.But this novella by Mr. Sallis has gone some way to modify my first feelings towards him.I loved the economy of language in this book. There’s no lengthy, flowery, descriptive passages the tale flows along on the surface of the nitty gritty.In our troubled social times much concession is given to the past or childhood experiences of those with anti social or criminal behaviour as if it can in some way excuse their excesses. What I love about this book is that it suggests that things don’t have to be that way. Quite the reverse; an appalling start in life can engender a caring, positive, purposeful human being who maintains a compassion even for their aggressors.And there’s nothing more to be said. Read it.

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