Monday, June 28, 2010

Denise Mina: Resolution

Resolution: A Novel of Crime
The one thing they had in common was their victimhood, and that mantle was a negation of all the wonders in life, a license to brutalize without compunction. 

How true this sentence is, that to me sums up not only this novel, but also so many issues in all of our lives. I am sadly observing the development from victim to offender in several people close to me, fortunately none of them in a criminal sense but in a human sense. They don't see that with their actions, they don't just make their surroundings miserable, but also destroy their own lives.

This last book from the Garnethill trilogy is just as strong as the first one. Demonstrates how abuse and prostitution often go together and threads through all layers of society, and how lenient laws about prostitution are instrumental in keeping the abusers on the street.

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