Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence

Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence Review

Recreating his childhood world in the South Bronx and examining current crime legislation, the author offers an analysis of how a chain of events set in motion by 1960s drug laws has led to the child violence on the streets today....

Title:Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence
Edition Language:English

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  • Kressel Housman

    Steven Levitt gave this book high praise when the Freakonomics podcast did an episode on gun control, calling it, “One of the best books I’ve ever read.” Well, I wouldn’t go that far, but it i...

  • Eliu

    Fist stick knife gun honestly was a 5 . The book was a NON-FICTION classic . I actually enjoyed reading the book alot . The book spoke about actual problems happening throughout the whole united stat...

  • Stephen

    Moving, touching and inspiring. Explains the culture of violence in inner-city America, not trying to excuse it. The author has dedicated his life to trying to change that culture in a neighborhood. W...

  • Raina

    Geoffrey Canada's story is vivid. He remembers his childhood so well, describes it in great detail, and Jamar Nicholas' illustrations really bring it to life. This story, about Canada's integration in...

  • Jeff

    Part autobiography and part sociological study, this book is a fast read but is memorable. The themes of this book, poverty, racism, violence, education, are deep and resonate. But it is the writing,...

  • Badly Drawn Girl

    This book should be required reading for all Americans. Geoffrey Canada has not only written a coming of age story about a gifted child growing up in the ghetto but he also has a clear outline of idea...

  • Giovanni Gelati

    Hey,TGIF! I love to read graphic novels for many reasons, one of them is to chill and relax after a long, pleasant week of reading seriously good novels. One of my daughters told me about Jamar Nichol...

  • Emily

    My book club chose this book in part because of its length: short. Sadly, I only finished half of it in time for the book club, mostly because I was fussing around with other books and didn't start it...

  • Jane Burger

    We had a good book discussion on this author's personal account of growing up in the Bronx in the 60s-70s and the violence that was as much a part of his life as recess was for me. Really insightful a...

  • Joseph Espinoza

    I liked the book because it talks about his life and what he had to live through and what the struggle was for him while he was growing up. He got very detailed about what he wrote and I like how he ...