marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

Life At The Bottom

Life At The Bottom by Theodore Dalrymple

This is a scary book.

The doctor worked for many years in a hospital in a very poor region in Great Britain and in a prison in the same area.  It is a collection of essays on various aspects of the "underclass" and how they think and how this came about.

I strongly recommend it to any aspiring writer who wants to lend realism and verisimilitude to his villains.
Tags: ethos, heroes and villains, non-fiction: essays, non-historical non-fiction reviews, primary source review, theodore dalrymple

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