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Mr Smiley: My Last Pill and Testament

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  198 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Howard Marks has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But determined not to go quietly into the night, he has decided that it is time to release Mr Smiley, the story of his last, and arguably his biggest ever, drug scam at the height of the '90s ecstasy frenzy. On his release from prison in 1995, Howard had made a promise to himself and family that this time he was going t ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 24th 2015 by Macmillan
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Pete daPixie
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir, pixie-stuff
Sadly, this really is Howard's last pill and testament. A memoir that follows on smoothly from the bestseller 'Mr Nice'. 'Mr Smiley' was published in 2015, just months before Marks' death from cancer on 10th April 2016. Coincidently my sister's birthdate, who knew the man for many years in Mallorca.
The book is a very well written and fast paced page turner, exposing the dangerous, complex and brilliantly ingenious world of the drug smuggling empire. The brief review on the front cover from Sunda
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Jo Brand
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: didn-t-finish
I enjoyed this in the beginning but it soon got very boring. I felt like he was really scraping the bottom of the barrel with his last book.
Jacqueline King
Scrapping the barrel. Mr Nice was such a good and informative book and he’s really missed the ‘mark’ here.
Daniel Walker
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did enjoy Howard's book and was lucky enough to meet him many moons ago. I was having a laugh with him and told him one of my pals read Mr Nice and smuggled some pot to Ibiza and didn't get caught!! He laughed and little did I know that at the time, he was involved in a £1M ecstasy smuggling scam!! haha, nice one Howard...
Polly Tiller
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A well written book about the drug trade a few decades ago. Fascinating information.
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Howard Marks (born Dennis Howard Marks) was 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 th
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