4 out of 5 stars
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Sometimes, we get too caught up in the little details of life — in existing but not living. When something life-altering happens, you change your perspective and begin to question the things you've always believed.
Justin A. Cook in Infectious Injustice tells us his story. We learn about his struggles with addiction, the unnerving reality of prison, and the pain of guilt, fear, anger, and regret.
This book exposed some of the flaws in the American justice system. It showed the hidden parts and the things that happened to the people who were caught in the jaws of this system. It highlighted one of the most dire outbreaks in history, the COVID-19 wave, and how it affected those who were stuck in prison.
In this remarkable book, the author embraces an awe-inspiring level of honesty. His writing is open and vulnerable. Rather than shying away from the darker and more challenging aspects of his story, he shows us everything, inviting readers to join him on a truly heartbreaking journey. It is difficult not to be deeply emotionally affected.
I was drawn in from the first page, and I found the author's emotions impacting my own throughout the story. I admired his strength and resilience and sympathized with him during times of low motivation.
The author writes daily accounts they play out, making the book extremely long. If you're looking for a quick read, this might not be the book for you. However, it is profound and has a way of making you look at life differently. With nothing to do but think and fight to survive, the questions the author occasionally asks himself will resonate with the reader. It forces you to take a pause from your busy life and question the things you believe are important. For people going through something similar to what the author went through, the book will help them gain some perspective from someone who has been through it before.
Despite the heavy subject matter of the book, the author's writing was quite humorous. I found it amazing that the author kept his sense of humor through all he experienced, and it made the book a lot more enjoyable to read. The author added song recommendations at the beginning of every chapter to help the reader get into the flow as they read and understand the author's mind.
The book layout is confusing. The book appears to be arranged in a double-page layout, but some pages have a full/single-page layout. I don't know how well that will translate to print, and it doesn't give an accurate overview of the number of pages in the book. This can be fixed in the next revision of the book.
There were so many errors in this book. They were distracting and negatively affected my reading experience. I would recommend another round of editing for this book.
I enjoyed reading this book — the challenging parts and the easy parts. I am glad the author can share his story with us. Besides the errors and the confusing page layout, I find nothing else to dislike in the book. Therefore, I rate it 4 out of 5 stars. Those who enjoy emotional, true-life stories will enjoy this book.
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