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review Sleepers 107 Ä ❰Reading❯ ➾ Sleepers Author Lorenzo Carcaterra – L'autore racconta di sé da ragazzino e dei suoi tre amici del cuore Siamo a New York negli anni Sessanta e i uattro sono uniti da un sentimento più saldo di ualsiasi legame di sangue Astuti brillant L'autore racconta di sé da ragazzino e dei suoi tre amiNi degli abitanti del uartiere riuscendo sempre a cavarsela a buon mercato Ma un giorno una beffa iniziata come un innocuo divertimento finisce in tragedia e i uattro si ritrovano dietro le sbarre di un riformatori. The book is very well written and graphic in its portrayal of violence and sex but I had a sneaking suspicion it may be mostly fiction even while I was reading it years ago A uick search on the net now convinces me that there is a huge controversy regarding the veracity of the storyIf it's a true story it rates five starsIf it's fiction paraded as truth it rates only one starSince there is no way of establishing the truth I plumb for three stars

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L'autore racconta di sé da ragazzino e dei suoi tre amici del cuore Siamo a New York negli anni Sessanta e i uattro sono uniti da un sentimento più saldo di ualsiasi legame di sangue Astuti brillanti turbolenti v. Sleeper collo 1 out of town hit man who spends the night after a local contract is completed 2 A juvenile sentenced to serve any period longer than nine months in a state managed facility Long time back a movie buff friend had highly recommended the movie Sleepers I never got around to watching the movie but remembered the name While book hunting in a second hand book shop I came across the book and realized that the movie is based on this bookThe book presents a tale of friendship loyalty brutality and revenge Trust me when I tell you – this is a pretty disturbing bookThe book revolves around four inseparable friends – John Reilly Tommy Marcano Michael Sullivan and the author Lorenzo Carcaterra The book starts with the story of the boys growing up in the rough neighbourhood of Hell’s Kitchen in the 1960sThe friends were like any boys – they loved movies comics sports baseball cards played childish pranks and surprisingly a couple of them also loved books They often took succor from books when they tried to escape the harshness of their lives They or rather their parents had a lot of problems at home life in the Hell’s Kitchen was full of hardships and struggles – the boys only had each other for supportThe author also writes “ Life without friends was harder Most kids were lucky enough to find one friend they could count on I found three All of them older probably wiser and no doubt smarter There is no memory of my early years that does not include them They were a part of every happy moment I enjoyed A very important character in the life of the boys was Father Bobby What a character he was Raised in the same neighbourhood himself he tried his level best to take care of the boys He introduced them to the world of books tried to keep them off the allure of easy money through crime The author has also given a pretty good description of Hell’s Kitchen “It was a place of innocence ruled by corruption” The inhabitants of Hell’s Kitchen were tough and often violent But they adhered to their own code of honour and justice The punishment for any violations was ruthlessLife was going on fine or rather as fine as boys in such a neighbourhood can be But a very stupid prank gone wrong would turn their world upside down They would be sent off to a correctional facility – the Wilkinson Home for Boys and fall victim to the sadistic and perverted guards there The boys were not members of any powerful gang and therefore vulnerable The guards did unspeakable things to these boys – I felt so much anger while reading about their brutality There were a few good men in the prison a guard who tried to help the boys a teacher who tried to make a difference But they were powerless to fight the systemThe boys left the correctional facility scarred for life John and Tommy took to a life of crime while the author and Michael left the neighbourhood and tried to live an honest life A chance encounter with one of the sadistic guards would set off a series of events Michael and Lorenzo would develop an elaborate plan to exact revenge not only on the guards but also on the facility itself Old friends from the neighbourhood would come forward to ensure justice for the boys The courtroom scenes were excellentThe guards got their just desserts and so did the facility The boys got justice but still barring the author none of them got a chance to lead a normal lifeThe author says that it is a true story Some people have raised doubts about the authenticity of the story It might be semi fictional I don’t know But I do know that crime against vulnerable children happens all over the world That’s why the story was so poignantThe story reminded me of Stephen King’s The Body The movie adaptation is Stand By Me It was another beautiful and tragic tale involving young boysIf you think you would like to give the book a try then please go ahead But as I have mentioned before parts of the book are really disturbing

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SleepersIvono per strada in uno dei uartieri più malfamati della Grande Mela Hell's Kitchen Freuentano la scuola parrocchiale gestita da preti cattolici sbrigano lavoretti per un boss mafioso e improvvisano scherzi ai dan. I read this book many years ago when I was in high school and I wanted to re read it to see how I felt about it this many years later It was still a very hard read The first part of the book describes the relationships and friendship between the four boys we get to know their personalities and characteristics and have some insight as to how each of them will cope in this hideous environment The boys end up in some mischief which has dire conseuences they are sent to a reform school where they will endure horrendous physical sexual and emotional abuse for the duration of their sentence Their innocence is destroyed and this will have terrible effects on each of them for the rest of their lives