With a book like this you expect to read about men, hard men, tough men and about men who are frightened about revealing their inner selves. Yes, this book spills with the usual street brawling and flying guts and other nasty coloured stuff!
BUT! This book has what I would call depth, charm and charasima, it is immediately apparent as to why Pricey becomes what he became from the word go and throughout the book the reader is confronted with a hard man without the mandatory chip on his shoulder.
Why are all hard man books written in a masculine way, 'Yeah, I did him good and proper, know what I mean. I've never turned away from a challenge.'
Well, in this case that is not the case and I was more than pleasantly surprised to see a step back from the more traditional hard man genre books.
Here, within, we are moved by the typical scenarios all hard men must meet, but along with this we are given an opportunity to explore a man who isn't frightened to step back from what he became and to reveal his inner self, a side that I haven't been able to read about or detect in other hard man books.
You certainly know what makes him tick by time you've read the book and when it ends, you look upon the man within the book as a friend.
Pricey is considered the hardest man in Britain, but I would have no qualms about approaching him to ask for his autograph, a great man with a great story to move you.