i’ve always been into aesthetics, to say that it doesn’t drive my purchases would be misleading. needless to say, what drew me to the book was it’s cover. what i first saw it, it reminded me of films like drive or nightcrawler; there was this inherent mystery to the cover. the name alone doesn’t give much away, so you put two and two together and i just had to see what the book was about. enter: dodgers.
there was skepticism in reading this book at first, i was afraid it’d try to be something that it’s not. but after awhile, i found a lot of it quite refreshing. it’s a scintillating read about a young man’s coming of age story. it’s not about champagne bottles and a wild night out, in contrast it’s a gritty journey that i personally haven’t seen in too many books recently (then again, i am just getting started again). i look forward to seeing more of the author’s writing.
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