Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields by Charles Bowden
Eye opening. Disturbing. Scary as hell. Truly tragic. An exploration of some of the true-life horrors taking place, and the tragic reality that no one seems to care it is happening. Media lies, government cover-ups. This is a book that does not sugar coat the truth. It does not promote the untruth that is forced down person’s throats, this book lays it out, blunt, descriptive, horrifying, and in your face. Bowden is unapologetic. He is to the point. He is not scared to speak the truth, write the reality that is happening. This is a book that everyone should read so that truth can be experienced and not the cover-ups, lies that are so rampant.
Murder City is a book that is brutally honest. Most of the chapters are laid out in a fashion like your reading someone’s thoughts, or a journal entry of the day, and news that has happened. The book really has no structure which makes it more unique and interesting, but most of all brutal because of its lack of sanity, because what is written, and talked about, and explored is true insanity, yet that insanity is all reality. A perfection in reporting. Very intense. Dark. Twisted, and yet it flows like an average report of a day in the life of a victim, or at least those left behind to experience the victim.
“I’ve never done any kind of drug deal in my life. But I’ve loaned out scales to friends who felt differently. So, drop the notions you carry about who is clean and not clean. Who is honest or dishonest will get you closer to reality.” Page 80