Incredible tale that is one of the best caper novels I have read in a long time... and it's all real!,
This review is from: Ghost In The Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker (Paperback)
Wow. What else can I say?
Kevin Mitnick's life as a Hacker reads like some fantastical criminal caper and a work of fiction. This leads me to wonder just how true most of this tale actually is but I am left of the opinion that even if only half of this story is true it is still a fascinating book.
There really isn't much more to say about this book that will describe it any better than the standard synopsis. An account of Kevin Mitnick's life from childhood until a few years after going to jail for his crimes, this is a true crime / autobiographical tale that is truly worth a read.
This story is well written, engaging from the start and at times hilariously funny. What I found fascinating about this was the constant state of rising tension throughout the book as well as the ups and downs of relationships and the huge variety of characters. This made made me feel that I was reading a novel rather than a true story so I was thoroughly engaged right from the start.
I really can't recommend this book highly enough. It is not so filled with technical jargon that the layman won't be able to follow what is happening however, there is enough insider knowledge and technical know how to give geeks like a me a real thrill reading this book.
A truly enjoyable read.