The second in the series is as good as the first in all respects but one. The first book worked quite well as a unified whole, whereas this book, really feels like it just ends where O'Malley runs out of book. It feels like it is just cut out of the series. This is, however, a minor quibble. The inventiveness is just the same. It feels even more like a Toronto work, and has a reasonable right to be considered the most important work ever written about the urban Canadian experience. Very good and I will continue reading it.