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Fascinating and Frightening,
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This review is from: Outlaws: Inside the Hell's Angel Biker Wars (Paperback)
I've read a few of Tony Thompson's books about gangs, and was curious to read his new one, about biker gangs. I'm not especially interested in the subject, and the only other book I've read was Hunter S. Thompson's classic, and that was a long time ago. This author didn't seem to hang out with the biker gangs like the good Doctor did, but instead has written a fascinating account of the development of the Outlaws gang, through some obviously good insider sources. It reads like good gripping fiction, and there are some frightening scenes of violence. These aren't exactly pleasant people to spend time with, but like one of ther earlier reviewers, I just couldn't put it down. It's a bit like driving past a road accident - you don't want to look but you can't help yourself.
I also liked the way the book built to a gripping climax, again like good fiction, and a very vivid account of an encounter in Amsterdam. I won't spoil it by explaining what it's about, but it's brilliantly written, and leaves you with a very haunting image.
And three cheers to the publishers for making it available at a decent price on the Kindle.
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