7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant, and very difficult to put down.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Richest, Most Powerful Criminal in History (Hardcover)
I found this book very hard to put down not least because it totally captures the essence and feeling of what a powerful drug cocaine can be, and its very far reaching affects. Mark Bowden has truly researched this topic, and although you wonder how someone like Mr Bowden gained access to such confidential material, it is all the better for it, as it gives the reader a very vivid picture of what a powerful, interesting, but highly dangerous man Pablo Escobar was. The only criticism I found with the book, was that in relation to the families, even though they are mentioned briefly, not much is said about how they felt about all of these events, and whether being strong catholics they consoled these occurences with their faith. Having said that however the book is a must read and one that should not be missed at any cost.