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- File Size: 4169 KB
- Print Length: 488 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Westhoff Publishing; 4 edition (19 Feb. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IKO4ZSQ
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,215 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Fortunately, Sex and Crime is that one. And boy, what a read!
Initially I was sceptical about this being an autobiography. Only when I got further into the book did I realise this was written from first hand experience, not an author's imagination. Even the brightest and most talented of authors would have trouble detailing the events of this stark memoir. This is the scribbling of events that actually transpired and is clearly evident from the prose and the detail of the happenings...like a vivid diary is you will. Oliver not only lived through these details, he lived to tell the tale too.
The topic is sex and crime. And drugs, yes, heavy drug use is detailed in this book. Oliver tackles the topic of drugs and prostitution, a vicious circle that handcuffs the two together in infinite agony, and he does it with panache. Not once did it feel like he was glamourizing or embellishing what is a touchy topic to even the strongest of minds. The musings bordered on repetition (not a bad thing when used correctly, as it was here) but I thought this was apt considering the subject matter. Written much like a diary (formatting included) this was very easy to read despite the topics within.
I couldn't help but compare this to another brutally honest depiction of sex and crime, American Psycho. Where fictional, had that book held the Psycho and gone with the remaining content, it might have read a little like this.Read more ›
I enjoyed the style of writing, it was conversational and thereby made it easier to connect with some of the raw and dark themes that are the foundation of Oliver's journey. The story is one of addiction, sex and crime, with the drug addiction of Oliver's girlfriends a dominant theme.
The story started off fresh and lively, with the reader learning about Oliver's love of games and his internet site. He was making good money even if by illegal means as a hacker. The darker threads entered with his girlfriend Donna. As you read you become aware that Oliver has a penchant for damaged women. I was curious as to why he was drawn to them to such an extent, and that was never really addressed. His life was over-shadowed by the women he loved. This is a tale of self-destruction on a slow-burn scale.
There were parts that were difficult to read. I can understand why they were written so, this is after all an autobiographical story, and honesty is a requisite part of a true-story. Still, I often found myself flinching at certain scenes. I wondered at Oliver's behaviour because common-sense seemed out of the window. *I won't enter spoilers*
It is a story that is shocking and offers an eye opening look at the baser needs of humanity when addiction takes over. It is also a cautionary tale. For me Oliver was a moth being drawn to the flame of women on self-destruct, and by association he had to have been on self-destruct too, though as I said before, his motivations were never explored.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Would feel very sorry for the author if the book is correct and all these things happened to him... Stay away from girls like that! There are plenty of normal ones out there!Published 6 months ago by Kati M
Astonishingly immature tone for a book purportedly written by someone old enough to have been a player in the early hacking scene. Read morePublished 7 months ago by 'chelle
Couldn't put this down nice to see through a man's eyes.
I think women learn faster though. No mo ho
Thought this book was going to be interesting, and it was at first!
A pity it didn't stay that way.
This author is very repetitive. Read more
I really liked this book, although I've never read anything so powerful. Oliver talksus through his relationships He finds out these women have troubled lives but finds it hard to... Read morePublished 19 months ago by PrincesspinkdiamondsposhbirdLinzy.x
This was a fantastic read and one of my favourites of the year. Right from the first page I was hooked and it never let go; this is a real gritty, honest and enlightening novel... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mike D
Over the long period of the author`s life covered in this book the main character remains a teenager. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Emanuel Grigoras
In Sex and Crime we meet the author, Oliver, a teenage hacker living in Germany. He falls for a female hacker in New York and, despite the fact she’d seriously misled him on some... Read morePublished 22 months ago by OneOfTheBrontes
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