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Escape by David McMillan
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Feb 23, 2011

really liked it
Read in February, 2011

I thought this book was very interesting, and exciting even. it tells the story of a Western man who is convicted of drug trafficking (heroin) through the Bangkok airport, and is captured, sent to Klong Prem; The notorious prison of Thailand commonly referred to as the Bangkok Hilton. McMillan takes the reader along his journey and experiences through prison life in Thailand, ranging from the everyday social activity with the inmates, to the abuse suffered from the prison patrol. The Story focuses greatly on the planned escape of McMillan, and it almost seems as if you are viewing a movie as you read through the plans made by McMillan and his fellow inmates, leading up to the daring escape made; earning him the title of the only Westerner ever to escape from Klong Prem. This is an exceptional book, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys excitement throughout their reading.

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message 1: by Hala (new)

Hala Wow, you might want to read another book about true life in Bangkok. Other books do exist.

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