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The centerpiece for all Block's novels is Los Angeles, a super-American world of sunshine, chaotic change, and Hollywood magic. In this fast-moving society built upon almost instant obsolescence, social problems persist. The luscious mix of cultures and the magic of the entertainment industry contrast with the problems of AIDS, drug abuse, and neo-Nazi violence. Those who have not found a niche, and those not in the spotlight, are painfully aware of their alienation. The result, for Dirk, is a profound sense of loneliness. In the Dangerous Angels series, the lonely and alienated characters band together in a makeshift, unorthodox family amidst ornate architecture designed to look old, cuisine from varied ethnic origins, and tacky consumer fluff. As they support each other, they feel whole and loved. Block's novels mix the beauty and magic of Los Angeles with a depiction of the superficial ugliness of street culture.

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Baby Be-Bop from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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