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subject is common, level of unknowable detail is distracting
on April 21, 2014
I didn't like this book on two levels:
First, in regards to content, the author glorifies a common drug-dealer, who also happened to be a dentist. I'm not sure how that combination somehow makes the man incredible and worth writing about. There have been better drug dealers and there have been better dentists. They just usually aren't the same person.
Second, in regards to style, the book is stuffed with detail. But since the work is not an autobiography, much of the detail is unknowable and almost certainly the author's best guess given the circumstances. For example, the author often describes one character's feelings toward after an event happens. I found this to be distracting and would have preferred for the author to present the facts, and allow me to infer the characters' feelings.