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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Read for class. This is utterly terrifying and damning. These slums are the exemplification of hell. I have seen some of these slums myself, and can confirm, if only to a minor degree, some of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - paperloverevolution - LibraryThing

I'm not going to lie: this is dry. Really, really dry. I like dry, as a general rule, or at least it doesn't bother me - but this? Man. Maybe it's because the things he covers are so wrenchingly ... Read full review

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User Review  - ParadigmTree - LibraryThing

An important and sobering book, but not the easiest read. Each paragraph is filled with so many different stats and numbers that it requires some effort to distill the main points. That said, Davis backs up his points and the book is an eye opening view of our urban world. Read full review

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User Review  - gefox - LibraryThing

Davis has done us a great service by pulling together global data and case studies to portray a monster that threatens to be the real Terminator, bigger, more deadly and more immediate than the movie ... Read full review

Planet of slums

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Urban theorist Davis takes a global approach to documenting the astonishing depth of squalid poverty that dominates the lives of the planet's increasingly urban population, detailing poor urban ... Read full review

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Mike Davis' book is good, just a little bit over my head right now. So I ended up skimming through a lot of it. But, it was a good to begin to get an idea of all the complications and developmental associations out there.

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User Review  - JBreedlove - LibraryThing

A detailed and footnoted book full a history that is not usually spoken of in the west. That our comfortable lives have come at the cost of sending a billion other humans into the slums to survive. At ... Read full review

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User Review  - pranogajec - LibraryThing

Important topic treated comprehensively, but the pages are so full of statistics that the narrative loses traction very quickly. Read full review


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