Dave Gaston's Reviews > Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History

Flawless by Scott Andrew Selby
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Aug 23, 2010

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bookshelves: nonfiction, bull-ya-boy-book, true-crime

Selby documents a stunning multimillion dollar jewel heist in the middle of Antwerp’s high security diamond capital. The midnight theft was the real “Crime Of The Century.” Despite the sensation of the subject, Selby’s straight-forward writing was flat and stuffed with stiff descriptions like, “...an apparent victim of foul play.” Question: Who writes like that? Answer: A B-Level Crime TV Script Writer. Criticism aside, there is a special place in my heart for True Crime. The details of the gang heist carried me through several summer nights. My sophomoric reaction is best defended in a stand-up-bit from comedian Dane Cook. Dane bets the guys in his audience that he knows the one thing that they would all choose WAY-OVER SEX. “...Participate in a successfully BANK ROBBERY!!!” He goes on to comically act out the highlights from any one of a thousand heist movies, complete with the line, “Where’s Joey?... Where’s the frxing van?” Apparently, Selby is also in on the act.

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A fun review. Makes me want to check this out even though it got only three stars.

Dave Gaston Thanks Melissa, have a great morning. Dave

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