by Tom Crowley
I am more disheartened as of late at the inhumanity of most people around the world. The “Me first, you last – Just take your silly little problem down the hall and Get it away from me” attitudes are both grating and depressing. Especially during these dark days when charity, a helping hand, altruistic motives, understanding, and humanitarian gestures are needed the most. The supply of all the above appears to be rapidly evaporating everywhere you look.
Then comes along a real gem of a book, Mercy’s Heroes. Although it contains some vignettes of heart wrenching, gut punching (or actually soul punching) inhumanity, it also contains many snippets of real hope, authentic caring and genuine selflessness. Tom Crowley has done a real service to us all in bringing the plight of the Klong Toey slum denizens to a wider audience and, hopefully, more open wallets and donations. He should be highly commended for his literary skills and his noble service to the less fortunate.