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Terror in the 20's. Britain's Little Chicago.

Advantages: Extremely interesting
Disadvantages: None for me.

...This book, by J.P.Bean, is so much better than any fictional crime thriller I have ever read simply because it is a true story. Sheffield in the early 1920's, a city of over half a million people, many unemployed, dirty overcrowded slums that were no ...

plod591 22.01.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Sheffield Gang Wars - J.P. Bean

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The Sheffield Gang Wars

Advantages: Good story, lots of facts
Disadvantages: Not an easy read

...Inspired by a previous Ciao review by plod591 I set out to hunt down a copy of The Sheffield Gang Wars by J.P Bean. As its title suggests this is a story about the gang wars of England's fifth largest city, Sheffield . This is however not a modern story, ...

micksheff 09.02.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Sheffield Gang Wars - J.P. Bean

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Excellent Book

Advantages: A Good Read
Disadvantages: None

This is a good quality book that presents an insight into the authors life and how he grew up. "A Sense of Freedom" certainly won't be for everyone's tastes as there are numerous violent confrontations, and in one scene, Boyle takes to "decorating" his ce ...

Nazuku 29.05.2007 · Read full review
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Review of A Sense of Freedom - Jimmy Boyle

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Gripping read

Advantages: Can't put the book down
Disadvantages: Brings out emotion you may not think you have

...There’s not many films or books that pass through your life without making a lasting impression, most stay in your mind until the next one comes along, unless they are particularly exceptional. I love to read and have always been able to pick up a boo ...

Sunnysmiles 07.02.2010 · Read full review
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Review of A Sense of Freedom - Jimmy Boyle

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A Most Gruesome Journey

Advantages: Sympathetically factual
Disadvantages: The murders are extremely vile

...Hannibal Lecter? Pah! Meet a real cannibal... Jeffrey Dhamer, The world. The world, this is Jeffrey Dahmer. Imagine a hot summer's night in July, 1991. You are a policeman and you've just walked in to a Mr. Dahmer's apartment. The occupant is a young m ...

Salgirl 03.03.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer - Brian Masters

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