Book Review: Underdog

About the Author

Glenn Langohr resides in southern California where he spends his time doing what
he loves best, reading and writing. He started writing from prison on drug
charges and hasn’t stopped since. He is an usher at his church and loves to
reach out to other prisoners to help them turn their lives around. Glenn is
married to his dream girl, Sanette, who plays Annette in one of his novels. 
The author will gift his books FREE from the Kindle store to those who
can’t afford it…
Glenn Langohr      

About the Book

The California Prison System houses a mixture of Mexican cartel members,
Mexican mafia, Bloods, Crips, and thousands of other street gangs
fighting for control and the author turns this story into a pulp
thriller of true crime.

Glenn Langohr takes you on a journey
back into prison as he remembers a prison war with the Mexican Mafia
before his release date. Days later, he got released. His friend he was
in the deadly riot with didn’t. He went to Pelican Bay’s Super Max. The
story follows Glenn Langohr years later as he visits his friend in
Pelican Bay during a prisoner developed hunger strike against sadistic
and cruel guards who get off on their isolation and enjoy adding
violence to their torture.

My Review

How many of us look at a prison and think about how unjustified the system is? Prisoners get 3 meals a day, prisoners get free board, free cable, free education if they want it. How many of us look at a prison and think about how glad you are those vial people are not on the street anymore? Yes that vial child who ran away from an abusive alcoholic father and got hooked on street drugs because he had no where else to turn and ended up getting caught in a bust by the cops and labeled with people he didn’t even know. Yes I’m sooo glad he is off the streets as well… 
Glenn has been in the horror that we don’t understand. For years he walked the yards and cell blocks of California’s prisons. He has the knowledge of what goes on behind the bars and that we can not see nor hear about. Bringing light to that we know little about unless you’ve been there. 
As you read page after page of the memories and thoughts of Glenn in the present and in the past you can feel the hurt and struggle it holds. I knew what was said about prisoners, guards, and the whole system was not as many suspect but I never knew just how different and similar they really were until this book. 
A truly eye opening experience and a knowledge changing lesson. 

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