Tuesday, February 22, 2011

REVIEW: Mop Men by Alan Emmins

Title: Mop Men: Inside the World of Crime Scene Cleaners

Summary (from the author's website): A true and strange tale of our times about death, cleaning and making money.
Neal Smither is making a killing. His business puts it plainly, "Crime Scene Cleaners: Homicides, Suicides and Accidental Death." Whenever a hotel guest decides to check out of life, the cops finish an investigation, or an accidental but bloody death is reported, Neal and the Crime Scene Cleaners are the ones picking up the pieces and mopping up the stains.
Review: The writing style is awesome. Considering what the book is about, Emmins really keeps it up beat and funny. Unfortunately, it kind of turns into a drag to read. It's basically the same thing over and over. There are parts that don't need to be there, and really, it's just repetitive. Emmins does and awesome job of making you feel like you're there and he portrays the people he met so vibrantly that you feel like you're actually talking to them and know them. It should have been shorter though, in my opinion.

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