Ken Dtas Dtas itibaren Lugașu de Sus 417316, Romanya
text books are so not allowed on here (according to my rules) but this one just needed some recognition. no text book, legal or otherwise, has ever given me more trouble - its more likely the nature and complexity of civil rights actions than the language of the book itself but wow, you need a good 2-3 hours per case to really understand each opinion and the concurring/dissenting opinions. the book covers 42 U.S.C. section 1983, 1981, 1982, 1985 and a bunch of others but focuses on the (very specific) circumstances in which government entities can be held liable and what immunities they have. i'm looking forward to this final exam...wohoo!
I felt like this was one of Keene's lesser novels. I'm a huge Brian Keene fan, I think he is a great writer, but even great writers' shots land a little off the mark now and again. It isn't like this book is bad, not at all. For the most part it is quite fun and extremely fast moving. It just sort of starts, races ahead for 300 pages and then stops. There are little nuggets of great writing that transcend the blood and guts proceedings, like the descriptions of the industrial wasteland of central PA, and the insights of being blue collar in the Great Recession. These parts of the book really strike home. But, as a narrative and a tale in itself, this one is neither great or bad. It just doesn't really feel like Keene's best stuff. Its a little under the par. That said, it is a fun, fast read, but if you've read some of Keene's better novels, this one seems a little by-the-numbers.