Tuesday 15 May 2012

A.R.R - Street Logic by Steve Sundberg

Street LogicStreet Logic by Steve Sundberg
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Time Taken To Read - 1 day

Blurb From Goodreads

"It was day two of the job and I already had doubts. I was wondering what the odds were that we could even help a guy like Tony Ruffo, or any of the other poor bastards out here..."Axel Hazzard's beat is the street. He works with the outcasts, who stake out their spots on sidewalks, in alleys, under bridges, for reasons only they know. As they hold on to what little dignity remains for them, Hazzard struggles to accept their free will, the daily risks they take, and his own limitations. Ultimately, his job comes down to the basics: instinct and action. Street Logic is a call for that action.

My Review

The book spans over a year plus period on the streets of America and looks into what it is like for the homeless people and the workers trying to help them. It paints quite a picture following a few homeless individuals, how they engage with the team, their existence and how they survive. The outreach team have different opinions on how they think things should be done and how they get along with each other.

The entries are mostly on a monthly basis and almost read like a diary of events of that particular day. Whilst it follows a few individuals it doesn't have a set or regular pattern, your not sure how far into the next chapter before you hear about the previous entry's person.

It is easy to read and you can devour it in one sitting or dip in and out of it. It paints a pretty bleak picture for those living and helping those on the streets. Whilst it is a fiction story it has been written by someone who has worked the street for years so you know your getting an accurate idea of what it must be like. This is the first time I have read a book like this and it has left me with a lot to think about about, 3/5 for me.

Thanks so much to the author for introducing me to his work and opening my eyes to what it is like for the people who have no homes and trying to survive out there.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting, especially since the author had personal experience with it. It's so sad to think there's people out there who have noplace to call home. I just finished reading a book where a young dad was living out of his van with his four year old.


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