Señor Nice: Straight Life From Wales To South America
Howard Marks was released from Terre Haute Penitentiary, Indiana in April 1995 after serving seven years of a twenty-five year sentence for marijuana smuggling. It was time for a change of career.
So he wrote two best-selling books, became a sports writer and travel writer, stood as a parliamentary candidate in Norwich North, Norwich South, Southampton Test and Neath, app
Howards Marks writing did nothing to draw me in, infact I put the book down and came back to it several items hoping for improvement. I expected a good story about his time in prison, everything leading to it and after instead I got a family history lesson and a really bad self appreciation lesson on how Mr Marks and everyone else should view him and how great he ...more
I enjoyed Mr Nice, the story was interesting and naturally well structured.
This book felt fragmented and demented at times: like Howard Marks is on one long stoned adventure, where his mind flits from one thing to another.
Towards the end I began to tire of the constant name dropping and shallowness of the exercise.
Some better editing would have lifted this book to a far higher ...more
I am a huge fan of Mr. Nice.
It was an amazing tale, of an amazing life lead by Howard Marks during his drug-running height.
Senor Nice, is a miserable follow up.
There are some moments of comedy in here, but really nothing worth chasing down unless you are a committed fan of Howard.
Howard Marks (born Dennis Howard Marks) is a Welsh author, former teacher and drug smuggler who achieved notoriety as an international cannabis smuggler through high-profile court cases, supposed connections with groups such as the CIA, the IRA, MI6, and the Mafia, and his eventual conviction at the hands of the ...more