Book Reviews of Christ in Concrete

Christ in Concrete
Christ in Concrete
Author: Pietro Di Donato
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451525758
ISBN-10: 0451525752
Publication Date: 7/1/1993
Pages: 236
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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An absolutely hidden classic. A brilliant look at the immigrants life in turn of the century New York.
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This is not a great novel; in fact it is quite tedious in several places. It takes some time to adapt to the English patois of the immigrant Italian. Also, unless you can abide the overtly Roman Catholic dialog, this is not a book for you. The story concerns the immigrant bricklayers who build New York's skyscrapers. As such, the author probes the attitudes of investors versus cheap labor in much the way that Upton Sinclair approached the abuses in the food packaging industry (The Jungle), coal mining (King Coal), and finance (King Midas). In this the investors and their minions are allowed manslaughter with impunity.