What struck me was the personality – the author’s, the character’s, the setting’s. With few words and some simple illustrations Roberts quickly and effortlessly introduces a sense of humor, a style and a tone that connects. A rye, urbane, whimsical upper crust perspective with a touch of the absurd thrown in. The absurd works in a way because it is a reflection of real life and the absurdities it all too often involves.
Drawing on interviews with former police and prosecutors, activists, hustlers, and journalists, English recounts a time of growing and visceral hostility between a police department steeped in corruption and a besieged black community that exploded in violence.
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