Sunday, September 23, 2012

Underdog: The Pelican Bay Hunger Strike Review

Underdog: The Pelican Bay Hunger Strike
Glenn Langohr
Publisher: Lockdown Publishing
Publishing Date: March 1, 2012
Genre: Non-Fiction


Book Description:


The California Prison System houses a mixture of Mexican cartel members, Mexican mafia, Bloods, Crips, and thousands of other street gangs fighting for control and the author turns this story into a pulp thriller of true crime.

The author of Underdog, Glenn Langohr, takes you on a journey back into prison as he remembers a prison riot days before his release date where he left his friend on the way to Pelican Bay...

The story follows the author years later as he visits his friend in Pelican Bay during a prisoner developed hunger strike against sadistic and cruel guards who get off on their isolation and enjoy adding violence to their torture.

A spotlight on the flaws at how Pelican Bay determines gang validation and solitary confinement.


My Thoughts:


‘Underdog’ was a great insight into what was going on in Pelican Bay Prison, especially during the hunger strike. It was very upsetting to see how they were treated. I mean it was completely out of control and I think Glenn did a great job comparing it to how dogs are mistreated and caged up.


‘Underdog’ was well written and very informative. It also held your attention very well because it was very intriguing and written brilliantly.

Glenn knows what he’s talking about from first-hand experience and it shows in his writing. There is a certain flair in the writing of a book if the writer truly experiences it.  I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait to read more from Glenn Langohr and see what other stories he has to tell!

*I recieved this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review.

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