Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Race Riot Book Review

Race Riot
Glenn Langohr





Book Description


The author, Glenn Langohr spent 10 years inside the most violent prisons in California on drug charges. He paints the culture into words and takes you on a journey into the belly of the beast with an authentic look at gang warfare behind bars.

Only for adults...

Inside this story you will find a horrific description of the deadly, 28 minute long blood bath, race war riot at Pelican Bay on a cold Febuary day in 2000...

A penetrating look inside of one of California's most dangerous prisons.
B.J, a drug dealer serving time, struggling to hold on to truth and his faith in God, takes the reader on a never before seen, inside look at a California level 4 prison. The inner dynamics between prison guards, gang investigators and the Warden are on display along with the political climate between races with a war brewing between the Mexicans and Blacks. A piercing account of the process for gang validation into solitary confinement at Pelican Bay's SHU through the eyes of inmates struggling to survive gang wars, in prison drug debts, prison politics, rules and regulations, and ultimately power and control, while desperately trying to find a path for redemption along the way.


My Thoughts


So this is the second book by Glenn that I have read, overall it was an intriguing story to read about Glenn’s experience in prison. However I did find a lot of issues with this book. The book was very short and had a lot of grammatical errors. I found it very hard to follow and there were a lot of run on sentences.


I found that very disappointing because I really like the first book I read by Glenn and I was really looking forward to this one but I am afraid to say it fell short for me. I really like the story that he has to tell and I believe it should be told. He has been through one hell of an experience and I think it should be told to the world. I just think he should maybe get a few beta readers to take a look at his books before he publishes them, that way they can catch these errors and it won’t be a problem.

I really hope he continues to write and share his story, you get better with practice and I certainly wouldn’t give up. Glenn has the talent for it and he has a great story to tell he just needs to polish the work.

 I hope to read more from him in the future.

*I recieved this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. I did not recieve compensation for this review.

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