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One of the best autobiographies I've read for a good while,
This review is from: Crossing the Line: The Autobiography of a Thief (Paperback)
Bruce Reynolds manages to recreate the excitement (and the lows) of his long career working on the wrong side of the law. It was one of those books that I found extremely difficult to put down and you can't help feeling the disappointment as you approach the end. Reynolds recollects a time when the thief had morals and the police and the thief had a mutual respect for each other.
For the average law abiding citizen this book gives a good insight into the psychology and motivation of the criminal of Reynolds's ilk. Above all though, this book relays the sense of excitement that a daring robbery provides which I found particularly thrilling.
The book provides a good accurate account of the planning and execution of the Great Train Robbery - more so than the film "Buster". It's interesting to compare the two side by side - I know which version is the more realistic and believable!
In summary I found this an excellent book which I'm sure will not disappoint!