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Brutal, unflinching, and compulsive reading...
on 4 August 2012
From the first line you know you're in for a rollercoaster ride. Having already read Pileggi's books, I was expecting much of the same, but this is a much tougher read. Roberts, the cocaine cowboy, just comes across as an inhuman, merciless beast of a man, but the way he writes, the fact that he makes no excuses for who and what he is, make for compulsive reading. I hated him, but loved the book, or did I love him, and hate the book? I don't know anything save that I read this epic memoir in no time at all, and would have continued reading had it been twice as long.