If you are a photographer and don’t know Philip Caputo then today is your lucky day. A Rumor of War is the book that put Caputo on the map but for you photogs, Delcorso’s Gallery is a must. Today we talk Some Rise by Sin a novel about one small piece of one large drug war.
Based on actual events, which is terrifying to say the least, this book speaks to the horrors of life under cartel rule. It also brings to light, as all good books on the War on Drugs tend to do, that there wouldn’t be a war without the insatiable demand for illegal narcotics inside the United States. It takes two to tango.
I can’t give an honest review of this book because I’m fascinated by the subject matter. This could be the best book ever, or the worst, and I would have still enjoyed the read. I’m also fascinated by people of faith. Knowing something you hope to be true but are unable to prove. That right there is enough to hook me in. So when I see the opening chapter detailing an American, Harley-riding priest working out of an ancient church in a remote Mexican town, well, I’m all in.