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God's Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    My new favorite writer

    Wow. What an exciting tale. Read it! Compelling subject matter and such description! It is a marvellously exciting story, even more heart-thumping because it is true.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2013

    I LOVED this book! So much so that I read it twice, which is a f

    I LOVED this book! So much so that I read it twice, which is a first for me. I disagree with the first reviewer entirely. No doubt he's the kind of person who travels solely to reach a very precise destination, not realizing the value of the journey along the way. I travelled to the Sierra Madre region of Mexico myself. I believe Richard Grant captivates the underlying atmosphere to perfection. Incidentally, flicking through a book, isn't reading a book. Just like life. WELL DONE!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    Can't Stop Thinking About It

    So much fun I read it in two sittings and have ordered more for family and friends. Typically a fiction reader, I may convert after this book--he provides an informational foray into a mysterious land with characters you couldn't invent if you tried. His descriptions of the various cultures and their mores are gritty and realistic, yet somehow tender. Mostly, this book is plain hilarious. It's not all fun, though--you will be thinking about this area of the world long after you read God's Middle Finger.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2015

    Mason

    "Sorry... Goodnight"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2011

    Quite an adventure

    Entertaining with a good mix of yarn spinning and interesting cultural observations. If you like Troost you will love Grant.

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  • Posted March 11, 2010

    Excellent Adventure

    I have told people that any book with such a title needs to be read. It lives up to expectations. Captivating, rich in detail and at times near breathless. To be sure there are one or two slow spells but the book is a quick read and fascinating in detail.
    Having lived in the US near the Mexican border recently I was somewhat prepared for the vivid description of lawlessness and corruption just south of the border. I wonder though if people less familiar with the area can imagine the conditions the author describes. Murder and mayhem, drug and gun running, world class distance runners who love to smoke and drink.
    I highly recommend this book for people interested in adventure or foreign relations for that matter.

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

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    Fascinating Read

    Truth is stranger than fiction hike through a weirdly wonderful scary canyon of thieves, gangsters, murderers, and a cast of unsavories.

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  • Posted September 7, 2009

    great book

    i found this book in the travel section...strange place for it.loved this booked.it was exciting and filled with facts and fun.i learned a lot from this book..very very interesting and very well written.i have reccommened this book to many of my friends..i am sure you will love it too

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2008

    True to its honest grit!

    Richard Grant he really did outstanding report of the serious issues that haunts and plauges the hispanic communities and its borders. A really must read for any politician who really wants to tackle the illegal immigration.

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