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Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail Paperback – May 1, 2004
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- Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (May 1, 2004)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0312330340
- ISBN-13 : 978-0312330347
- Item Weight : 12.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.61 x 1.03 x 8.28 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #308,424 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Interesting book! It truly makes me think that I am quite happy traveling within the borders of the United States and Canada. This book
.had my complete attention from the very start I am not completely convinced that some things the author writes about actually happened.However having never spent
time in a Bolivian prison as an inmate or a tourist I will have to take his word for it and owe to creative license. I would definitely recommend this book to others. It was very entertaining. It was also completely different subject matter from what I normally read. I did enjoy it.
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The book is written well and keeps you turning the pages.
It’s certainly true that when you’ve experienced aspects of life that others haven’t you very often get accused of making it up, mostly out of jealousy, so I’m not suggesting Thomas McFadden has made this up, not at all. I just feel he’s used a little poetic license here and there and that the book could do with an edit, cutting out, say, 20%
But that’s only my opinion
Apart from that, it’s certainly a worthwhile read, and should be enough to stop anyone foolish enough to consider smuggling drugs.
I really struggle to get into books and those I do gain interest in seem to fizzle out. I found Marching Powder gripping from the cover to cover. The story is genuinely interesting, even if seemingly far fetched at times. A really great holiday read and now valued purchased.