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on August 27, 2013
This novel is, of course, legendary. My dad used to sell tons of them in his bookstores when I was a kid. So I was always curious about their popularity.
Finally, having acquired this book, I was eager to read it.
While giving a supposed insider's look into the underworld of this particular society, it isn't very well written. The style is simple, but not very engaging. Basically...I just didn't believe the stories Slim was telling. Maybe some of them are true, but most of them ring quite false.
I was disappointed.