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Mr. Nice - Howard Marks
Advantages: Funny and thought provoking.
Disadvantages: If you can't get past the fact the guy was a criminal, you won't enjoy it.
Howard Marks is probably someone who will polarise opinion. If you didn't know already, the book is primarily about the smuggling of drugs. The chances are you did know that and if you're looking at these reviews you're likely to know a fair bit about what the books about. If this is you - YOU WILL LIKE IT.
The book charts Marks' humble beginnings in a small Welsh mining village and his aptitude for studying which took him to Oxford University, where he was introduced to drugs. And, as Marks has often said 'he didn't set out to be a drug dealer' but through chance, opportunity, and having balls made of tungsten that's what he became. These pages chronicles Marks' adventures through continental Europe, Ireland, united States and Spain before his inevitable incarceration. This book will make you laugh very hard but what I usually think when reading is 'what would I do in that situation' Mr Nice made menthink this on almost every page. Brilliant book on many levels.
Summary: Top Marks!
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