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Sleepers - Lorenzo Carcaterra
Sleepers
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"Undeniably powerful, an enormously affecting and intensely human story."--The Washington Post Book World"A GUT-WRENCHING PIECE OF WORK. . . Carcaterra's graphic narrative grips like gunfire in a dark alley."--The Atlanta Journal & Constitution"In his controversial memoir SLEEPERS, Carcaterra... show more
"Undeniably powerful, an enormously affecting and intensely human story."--The Washington Post Book World"A GUT-WRENCHING PIECE OF WORK. . . Carcaterra's graphic narrative grips like gunfire in a dark alley."--The Atlanta Journal & Constitution"In his controversial memoir SLEEPERS, Carcaterra remembers harrowing months in the Wilkinson Home for Boys and the elaborate vengeance he and his friends exacted against the guards. He tells it all in spare, stylish prose . . . [with] relentless momentum and sheer drama. . . . SLEEPERS is a thriller, to be sure, but it is equally a wistful hymn to another age."--The Washington Post Book World"A TERRIFYING ACCOUNT OF BRUTALITY AND RETRIBUTION, searing in its emotional truth, peopled with murderers, sadists, and thugs, but biblical in its passion and scope."--People"SLEEPERS is so many things: a Dickensian portrait of coming of age in Hell's Kitchen, a terrifying and heartbreaking account of the brutalization of youth, a shocking--and disturbingly satisfying--climax worthy of the finest suspense novel. A brilliant, troubling, important book."--Jonathan Kellerman"COMPELLING."--USA Today
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345404114 (0345404114)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Linda78
Linda78 rated it
3.0 Sleepers
True story or made up or both, I think we can all agree the movie sucked.3 stars because while it's very well written, the inability to verify the so-called facts here make it kind of sketchy.
99 problems, and a book ain't one
99 problems, and a book ain't one rated it
5.0 SLEEPERS BY: LORENZO CARCATERRA
Wow. That was moving. It was most certainly difficult to read at certain parts, namely through the abuse that these 4 young boys endured, especially if you consider that this is supposed to be based of real events that happened to the author and his friends. I guess there was some controversy with t...
Sacred Space
Sacred Space rated it
The book is very well written and graphic in its portrayal of violence and sex, but I had a sneaking suspicion it may be mostly fiction even while I was reading it years ago. A quick search on the net now convinces me that there is a huge controversy regarding the veracity of the story.If it's a tr...
Lost in the Stacks
Lost in the Stacks rated it
3.0
It's been ages since I read this, but i remember this being an incredibly frightening true tale of four best friends from New York's Hell's Kitchen who, after a prank goes terribly wrong, end up in a juvenile detention facility where they are horribly abused; the story is of their confinement, abuse...
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