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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 20 January 2006
I had a fasination with this book as my family, on my granmothers side, are in it. So it was a revelation to read what they were up to, I always thought they were really nice and I always liked going to see them.
The book however, begins in the usual way, boy rises above his hard child hood and uses what ever he has to rise abive the rest, even if that is with violence. Where this book got really intereseting was when he gets to the top, what he does to stay there.
Couldn't put the book down. Very easy to read, clear and to the point. Refers to Paul Ferris and so led me to buy the Ferris Conspiracy, which is another good read but similar source material.
Recommend this book. Pulls no punches, tells it how it was and allows you to make your own judgements to the type of people they were.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 5 September 2005
Great book. Much better than alot of those Glasgow crime world books that talk more about broken bottles than they do, personalities.
I see one problem here though. Reg takes every opportunity to talk at great length about Paul Ferris. The Ferris Conspiracy was a great book too but it's already been written, this book is more like the part Aurthur played in Ferris's life.
Good book Reg, stop thinking about Paul though.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I picked this book up on sale just a few weeks ago because I was intrigued by the legend of Arthur Thompson and other Glasgow gangsters who dont seem to be household names like most of your london faces although are just as interesting. I have to say I couldnt put it down once I started. After finishing the book which took me one night and a plane journey I felt like I wanted to know more about the man. And I,m glad as wel that for once organised crime was portrayed in a less glamourous light and showed reasons for why many career crimanals do what they do. Think I,ll have to go and buy the Ferris Conspiracy and maybe some other Glasgow crime books,fascinating!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 December 2013
Reg McKay was a consummate wordsmith with a deep understanding about "street life" and "street players" and what made them tick as "contenders" without being too harsh , Reg was never mealy mouthed our pulled his punches, and seldom gilded the lily . I take the view (like Reg"),few kids are born "bad " or violent and generally there is a cause for the extremism of behaviour that can and should be channelled into positivity and that gives them a feel good sense of who they are and more importantly who and what the can aspire to, given the right type of leadership. Any more Frankie Vaughans out there??
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 19 January 2013
A good read,about true life crime,unbelievable someone could stay at the top for so long,how he double crossed everyone is unreal,well researched by the author,enjoyed the book from start to finish,recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 24 January 2013
My god it is amazing that there were and still is such hideous people around this book will shock you and offened you, but is still a very good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 September 2013
This should have been a fascinating book, however Reg McKay spends far too much of it extolling the virtues of Paul Ferris. Ferris is/was a dangerous criminal and drug dealer who blighted the lives of many innocent people, yet he is treated in this book as some sort of highly moral Robin Hood. The fact that the author has worked with Ferris on 2 books on his life is clear.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 March 2005
This is a very good read. After Meeting the Guv'nor by Greg Watts it is probably the best book I've read this year.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 26 June 2006
brings back many memories of living in glagow.i could not put this book down. well done reg mckay
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 December 2013
This is a well written book that is hard to put down, a really enjoyable read about a very unlikable man. It's the detail around Arthur Thompson that brings the book to life. If you enjoy this kind of book then buy, you won't be disappointed.
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