Serpents in the Cold

Just Reviews

The time period is 1951 the place is Boston and the air is cold, dank, damp and the sky is filled with freezing snow falling to the ground. The streets are filthy, the area is filled with drugs and danger and the city and the scenery is depressing. Scollay Square is where the story takes place in this city but the descriptions, the people the apartments and houses are so worn down and so unkempt it reminds me of a battered world where everything is torn apart. The radiators in the apartments barely bring up the heat and the lower areas of the windows are not insulated and most people freeze. The streets are not cleaned and when the authors describe the windows, the restaurants, bars and coffee shops you wonder why anyone would frequent them. Within in culture lives Cal ‘Obrien and Dante Cooper who have been friends forever…

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