All Involved

All Involved

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"At 3:15 p.m. on April 29, 1992, a jury acquitted two Los Angeles Police Department officers charged with using excessive force to subdue civilian Rodney King, and failed to reach a verdict on the same charges involving a third officer. Less than two hours later, the city of LA, a powder keg of racial tension, exploded in violence as people took to the streets in a terrifying orgy of rioting that lasted six days. In 144 hours, sixty lives were lost. And then there were the murders outside of active rioting sites, committed by gangbangers who used the lawlessness of a city on fire to viciously settle scores. A gritty and cinematic work of sourced fiction, All Involved vividly recreates this turbulent and terrifying time through the stories of six interconnected lives caught up in extraordinary circumstances"-- provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Ecco,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062378798
Characteristics: 372 pages ; 24 cm


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mvkramer Sep 28, 2016

I have had the hardest time with audiobooks lately. I think Will Patton's excellent rendering of The Raven Cycle ruined me for other books. Seriously, I've never quit on so many audiobooks in a row. What was wrong with this one? I just couldn't get into it. It felt...slow. Which is odd for a book that starts with a brutal murder.

subwaysam Feb 24, 2016

A novel that should be on high school reading lists

What went on in Los Angeles in the summer of 1992 directly after the Rodney King verdict left parts of town unattended by police and city services? Mayhem -- and many scores were settled off the books. This book is a fictionalized portrait of 20 interconnected characters and their lives in these four days. Recommended by Jeffrey

Jan 31, 2016

i've been thinking about this book since i finished it, trying to figure out why i only gave it 3 stars. i liked it, i really did. but there was something off, and i can't really put my finger on it, but i felt no urgency to finish it or care, really, tbh, about any of the characters. i think the only person i felt bad for was Ernie. i understand what the author was trying to do, i think? gangs in LA and their lives and how Rodney King or not, these are their lives always. but i just couldn't get myself to care so much? it felt like things were leading up to something, the last half of the book, all of the stories coming together, i was expecting something BIG to happen. but, it just sort of felt "meh" to me. i'm glad i picked it up though, it's not something i would normally read.

Jun 06, 2015

Definitely draws you in once you start reading it. I sincerely do hope though that he author was not trying to make me feel sorry for most of the characters, or somehow guilty or responsible for their plights, because all it really does it show that in a number of cases, gangbangers should be taken out into the desert and shot instead of being tolerated and even coddled by the "justice" system. All told though this is an interesting look at what happened in '92, but not all that shocking to me. I mean, gee, really? A lot of the rioting and violence was done by idiots and had absolutely nothing to do with Rodney King? You don't you'll tell me Ferguson wasn't all about injustice either, or that Michael whats-his-name was NOT a saint and a martyr for justice?

cdsrus May 25, 2015

I wish there was more of a story line and plot. It is a series of events related to each other that is strung together.

May 18, 2015

This is an adult book, violent and with strong language. The author does an excellent job of fitting the voice to the various characters. I loved it.


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May 18, 2015

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mvkramer Sep 28, 2016

Violence: The first chapter of this book is a brutal murder narrated in first-person. Not for the faint of heart.


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