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Señor Nice: Straight Life From Wales To South America

3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  150 ratings  ·  12 reviews

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

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Published 2007 by Harvill Secker (first published January 1st 2006)
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Michael
How can you not like Howard Marks? This time he travels around the world looking at Welsh history and identity. Very informative, and as always, very, very funny.
Anne
Could not stand this book. it came highly recommended to me I even got an autographed copy, however after the first 50 pages I gave up.

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
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Godzilla
In reality I would give this 2.5 stars, if possible - it has some gem like moments, but they're buried within some dross.

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
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Mark
Hardly worth your time.

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.
Saya Hashimoto
Utterly self indulgent shite, riding on the coat-tails of its (apparently great) predecessor. Not even boring enough to be boring. Don't bother, really, I just read it because English words are at a premium here.
Sally McRogerson
Was so bored I couldn't be bothered to finish it. He is so full of his own self-importance it's unreal. My mates have better weed stories; his are nothing special. Maybe I'm missing summat....
Manheim Wagner
A funny book, Marks proves that Mr. Nice was no fluke. He can write! I look forward to reading more of his adventures.
Gareth
Five word review for those of short attention spans:

Retired bloke goes on holidays.
Nigel Patience
Good follow up to the first book, but not as gripping.
Gemma
I enjoyed this more than Mr Nice.
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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
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