Jane Powell (review date 2 April 1976)
SOURCE: "Urban Guerrillas," in The Times Literary Supplement, April 2, 1976, p. 388.
[In the following excerpt, Powell faults Rumble Fish for lacking a protagonist who, like those of The Outsiders and That Was Then, This Is Now, possesses superior wit and insight that enable him to rise above the violence and turmoil of his surroundings. Rumble Fish's Rusty-James, Powell argues, is victimized by his environment, and his victimization creates a pervasive air of failure and despair which...
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