Little Boy Blue: A Novel

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Macmillan, Aug 15, 1998 - Fiction - 324 pages
20 Reviews
Here is the quintessential story of a young hoodlum's coming of age. Alex Hamilton is young, intelligent, savvy, and independent - but also subject to violent fits of rage. Raised within the confines of a system that has done nothing but provide him with pain, his frustration and anger are completely natural - and inherently dangerous. Rebellious since his parents split up, Alex is constantly running from foster homes and institutions, yearning to be with his father, a broken man who cannot give his son the home he desperately needs. As Alex is pulled between well-meaning but exhausted social workers and viciously cruel authority figures, his emotions and actions are forever careening off these two disparate influences. Only one constant remains: his no-good, criminally minded peers, who are all too ready to plant illegal ideas in a young, bright mind that's already well on its way to social deviancy.
  

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Review: Little Boy Blue

User Review  - Patti - Goodreads

A great premise, just not great execution. I get that Alex was a 12 year old in the 40s. What I don't get is how enlightened he was towards certain folks (blacks), yet so unenlightened as to others ... Read full review

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User Review  - Oliver Hodson - Goodreads

Brutal, sad, coming of age story. Super powerful account of a growing outlaw identity, and how the system of punishment led this guy to become what he did, or at least get on the path. You can see how ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
23
Section 4
45
Section 5
57
Section 6
65
Section 7
75
Section 8
85
Section 12
181
Section 13
195
Section 14
213
Section 15
237
Section 16
257
Section 17
263
Section 18
275
Section 19
293

Section 9
131
Section 10
155
Section 11
177
Section 20
305
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About the author (1998)

Edward Bunker played Mr. Blue in Quentin Tarantino's film "Reservoir Dogs." He is also the author of No Beast So Fierce and Dog Eat Dog. Most of his life has been spent in prison, where he wrote. He paid the postage for his early manuscript submissions by selling his blood. He now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and child.

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