Having been hooked on the film, this book was great for telling the actual version of what happened to Gerry Conlon throughout his arrest and imprisonment. I was surprised to find that many of the events I accepted as fact from the film actually happened very differently, but most of all I was touched. What shines through this horrifying statement of truth is that Gerry was just a normal bloke, certainly no saint, but all the more likable for it. You are left with an enduring sense and fear that virtually anybody could have had their lives torn apart by the British police in this case. The way Gerry Conlon writes is simple, amusing and easy to identify with, it feels as though he is relating it personally over a pint at times. The most scary fact is that Gerry, and the rest of the Guildford four, were wrongly convicted not through misunderstanding but instead the need for a scapegoat. You really ought to try to read this book, if for no other reason than to teach us how the British legal system that we are meant to place so much faith in, can and does go wrong...perhaps we should not be so quick to judge people who a supposed 'justice' system deems guilty.