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Title: The Jungle
Author: Upton Sinclair
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
A family and friends group from Europe come to the United States to earn their fortune. In the big city, working for the meat packers. And we the reader get to see 'everything'.
This was a brutal look at the working conditions back in the day. It was heart rending and painful to see people take advantage of each other and deceive each other, on so many levels.
And that is why I couldn't finish this. It broke my heart and I couldn't complete this. Fantastic writing, engaging, like I was right there. Poignant but ultimately full of despair.