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Mr. Nice | Paperback

Author: Howard Marks | Format: Paperback

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  Fantastic read!

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...By far the best book i have ever read. Extremely interesting, read on holiday relaxing and finished within two days! if only every book was as good! You can relate it in film terms to catch me if you can with leo dicaprio. A definate recommended read. 5 star plus!

  best read ever

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Listen i like my books and ones about this kind of topic true crime/drugs if u are looking for a book you cant put down then this is the book for you!!!! Its funny exciting witty and amazing im not going to go into the story because it would just ruin it but listen if u like drug related thing then this is for you play.com also selling at an excellent price

  made robin hood look like a geriatric with sleeping sickness

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Quite simply brilliant. The best book i have ever read, i have just started reading it again for the fifth time and it always finds its way into my suitcase every year when i havent bought any new books for hols and it always delivers. If you like it, buy senor nice - not as gripping, but told with the same wit and wisdom as this is.

  Mr Nice, the movie!!

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Mr Nice the movie is currently being made and will star Rhys Ifans!!!! Its the best news ive heared for ages!!!!!

  Mr Nice 5* read Whens the film being made

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the book starts of slow but builds into the best book i have ever read. howard puts all the great tales of his life into one book, from mafia links to mi5 and drug running with the ira. this is one book which should be made in a movie. i have already read the book 5 times and cannot wait 4 my next holiday to read again.

  THE BEST BOOK I'VE EVER READ

| | See all Laurence's reviews (2)

this book is amazing, a friend recommended it to me, so i got and just finished it today! i've been banging on at everyone for the past month since i started it, to read it and have been telling everyone about it! Howard Marks is a legend... and yes you will love him!

  amazing!

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one of the greatest books ever written, simply a brilliant read for all(unless you are very very anti drugs,bet it would still make you laugh mind!)

  Marksism and the High Life - the only Red here is Lebanese

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Easy reading, real life adventuring on the edge of the law, well way beyond the edge actually. The transition from small time smuggling to a major international operation, recalled with humour, is mainly unbelievable - just as you'd expect. Suitcases of cash and hash and forgotten bank accounts, myriad identities and foreign travel. Richard Marks is a most lovable rogue who confuses the profit motive with a vocational calling to bring marijuana to an unenlightened Western Europe. Nothing in this book should come as a great surprise to anyone but it's all done with style and panache - a very entertaining read.

  Great read about freedom of choice...and marijuana!

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The front cover proclaims "He was Britain's most wanted man. He has just spent seven years in America's toughest penitentiary. You'll like him."

It couldn't be more accurate!

The story begins with Marks' release from his American prison, before going back to the beginning of his life and his education. As he moves onwards to university you really feel as if you're there with him, smoking grass for the first time and tripping out on acid. You will laugh out loud at his 'adventures' in Oxford, and you will agree with all of his philosophies! Marks' is exactly the kind of guy you'd be happy spending hours with, just listening to his stories, a bit like a Welsh Billy Connolly!!

As he moves onward from Uni, and you see how he became involved in drug dealing and smuggling, you can easily see why it's a life choice he made, and you must have a heart of stone if you think what he's doing is wrong.

One of the very few downsides to the book is the amount of names you have to try and take in and picture and remember. Obviously this is an unavoidable problem, due to the amount of people he came into contact with, but having to flick back through pages to see who he was talking about became a bit tiresome. Although no-one will forget McCann!! The only other downside to the story is the fact that most of the smuggling tales are not too dissimiliar, so it can feel as if you've read the same story in the previous chapter.

An enjoyable read that's difficult to lose interest in, it will leave you craving your next joint, even if you don't smoke!!!

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