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Mr. Nice - Howard Marks (Book) - only £2.99 delivered @ Play

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[mod] 5y, 7m agoFound 5 years, 7 months ago
Fab price; amazing book; Amazon pricematched (link below), elsewhere: -
The HUT £6.80
The Book Depository £6.89
Waterstones £7.19
Base.com £7.29
Blackwell £8.99
Blackwells £10.99

During the mid-1980s, Marks had 43 aliases and 25 companies, all laundering money from dealing cannabis. After a world-wide operation, he was arrested and sentenced to 25 years at a State Penitentiary in Indiana, but was released in 1995 after serving seven years. This is his own story.

What an extraordinary fellow Howard Marks is. His autobiography takes him from his South Wales childhood and Oxford University education through his life dealing marijuana and the enormous mythology that accrued around what the tabloids called "the English Toff Drugs King of the World". This book is called Mr Nice after one of the many aliases Marks's life as a merchant of pot obliged him to assume, but it describes him perfectly too: the epitome of British niceness, the nicest international criminal you could hope to meet. It's not hard to see why this has become a cult book--Marks is a brilliant version of a mate down the pub, telling you the gobsmacking stories of his many adventured life. The writing is direct and the narrative will detain you as comprehensively as Marks himself was detained for seven years at Terre Haut Penitentiary, Indiana. He was released the same day as Mike Tyson. "I had," he observes mildly, "been continuously in prison for the last six-and-a-half years for transporting beneficial herbs from one place to another, while he had done three years for rape." Truly there is no justice; but there are eye-popping adventures, hilarious touches and a thorough-going wisdom in this excellent book
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#2
Great book, if you haven't read it, its wellll worth it!
#3
I did rather enjoy this book. Well worth it.
#4
Straight away thought of Peep Show
#5
Really enjoyed this book a great read. Totally unrelated subject but also a great read is A few kind words and a loaded gun
#6
Just saw the film. Rhys Ifan did well and it's such an interesting journey.
#7
Quite old now, but it's a good book well worth a read. Think he did a follow up that was dire, so beware!
#8
Thankyou! Heat!

Literally just looking for this, the Amazon price match is much appreciated!
#9
Very interesting to see how other people live their lives, great read though whatever, hot.
#10
Great price. Ordered.
#11
Great book, read it quite a few years ago so I will buy a copy and I agree the 2nd book was not great in comparison, didnt know there was a film, will have to look for the dvd
1 Like #12
excellent book
#13
Loved this book- worth a read :-)
#14
Really Boring book exremely repetitive and just dull dull dull!!
#15
Brilliant book, read it a few times, really enjoyed it

Bargain at this price HOT!!
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In case anyone is interested Howard Marks is doing a small UK tour this year.

@The Clowns Pocket,The Duke, 8 Old Market Street , Neath, SA11 1NA on the 28 April 2011

Ironworks 122b Academy St, Inverness, IV1 1LX on the 29 April 2011

and @ Blackstairs Lounge, Wick, KW1 5AQ on the 30 April 2011

its on is website HERE!!
#17
Brilliant book, so much better than the film. Bargain at that price.
#18
good deal although I must be the only person that didn't like the book. Gave up half way through, started off good but got very boring quickly. Not what I was expecting

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