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on 13 November 2011
I think this is an attempt to squeeze the last piece of money out of the whole Kray scene saga.I have read a lot of crime books including those written about the Kray,s .The books written about them, their early years and events as they unfolded were interesting and with a story that has a beginning and conclusion.
I think the title of this book tries to give the impression that is about the defending of their reputation and the scenarios of their lives in prison.
It's actually just the author trying to obtain snippets of information of already known events with slight variation wheedled out of them on prison visits
and a bit of small talk from Charlie.
The book I found, seemed to drag on with no real interest.I feel the whole book could have been written on a few pages,instead it has been stretched out into a complete edition.Although to be honest perhaps this review is possibly inaccurate as I stopped reading less than halfway through(something I very rarely do ) as I found it very monotonous.I did try skipping to the last chapter to see if there was any improvement,but unfortunately it appeared no different to the first part of the book.
I have since listened to the tapes and found these a little better,probably because its less effort to listen to than read.
I do not however recommend either.........