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Good book but I don't think much of it is true.
on 11 May 2013
Really enjoyed the first half, after that I got the increasing feeling that very little of it was true and what was true was grossly exaggerated. It falls into the same trap as a lot for these sort of books where the 'hero' is virtually impervious and the best at everything with the luckiest breaks and a strangely immediate respect and trust from everybody he meets. In that respect it's like Shantaram. The lead character has no flaws other than those slightly heroic ones that characters such as Dirty Harry have...everybody loves him so much immediately after meeting him and he seems to get drawn into the inner circles of everything he goes near despite the apparent improbability of anything like this possibly happening.
Good read but 'true story'? Not sure. Maybe it is, but I don't think so.