Monthly book roundup – 2015 October

Books finished in October:
(Warning: reviews are unpolished and quickly written.)

A busy month with too much work.

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates (2010) by Wes Moore. Two Wes Moores from the same area in Baltimore, one becomes a Rhodes scholar and decorated army officer and writes this book, the other ends up in prison on a life sentence for murder. Though both were in trouble and had absent fathers, one had it generally worse, and I think the author underplays the difference in family backgrounds and circumstances between the two, especially when explicitly contemplating what made the difference. But despite the thin plot, the book does provides a view into life in a poor place in a rich country. Ok.

 

Ratings and old books are in the library.

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