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A great depiction of life on the streets
on October 7, 2002
I thought this was a fantastic novel providing an excellent unglamorised vision of life on the streets. There are certain passages that describe the main character's day-to-day life that seem so realistic that you feel uncomfortable just reading it. The naivety of Link (the main character) as he sets out to survive in a hard new world provides Swindells with an excellent tool to show just how tough an existence this can be. Swindells also deals with broader issues concerning community attitudes to the homeless. The way people react to being approached by homeless people.
This is made exciting through the use of a thrilling story about an ex-soldier who is stalking and murdering homeless people. A sort of one-man mission to rid the streets of this "filth". When Link becomes his tartget the reader is swept along to a thrilling conclusion. This combination of suspense and social comment make for an entertaining and thought-provoking read.