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Wasn't the hard hitting piece I was hoping for
Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2021
The 1st half of this book was a page turner. I loved the history of the 3 brothers. The struggles, the effort, the clever manipulation. What clearly laid the groundwork for the next generations to create an opioid crisis in the US. This was well done. The back half of the book lost all of the sizzle. I was bored. I also couldn't quite connect the comparison of gun manufacturers being just like the Sacklers, since drug addiction and the pending death that often accompany it are A) Not a constitutional right and B) Guns are not addictive nor do they guarantee death. The two instances where the book tied to draw this correlation created a total lack of journalistic credibility for me. Perhaps that's why I lost interest. I'd recommend this book regardless, for decent education purposes. But I wouldn't recommend wasting a weekend cover to cover on this.