Last Block in Harlem, TheLast Block in Harlem, The by Christopher Herz
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Started off well, with an interesting premise of what happens when someone cleans up the neighbourhood to a point where developers start taking an interest in gentrification and push up prices so much that the residents can’t afford to live there any more. However, it’s rather slow paced and feels a bit more long winded than the page count suggests.
Aside from this the authors portrayal of the lead characters relationship with his wife just doesn’t ring true somehow and the ending, which I assume is there just for shock value, is macabre and worse, misplaced.


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