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Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw

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Overall, I think that this book was absolutely great. The detai


Overall, I think that this book was absolutely great. The details in the book make it seem like you’re thinking that you’re somehow in the book or that you can picture any scene or character. The author, Mark Bowden, wrote the book with sections titled as six of some o...

Overall, I think that this book was absolutely great. The details in the book make it seem like you’re thinking that you’re somehow in the book or that you can picture any scene or character. The author, Mark Bowden, wrote the book with sections titled as six of some of the major events, The Rise of El Doctor, The First War, Imprisonment and Escape, Los Pepes, The Kill, and Aftermath. These events that happened had to do with Colombian history or with Pablo Escobar made it much easier to understand because it all connected together. There were many facts that I had never heard of, information about his whole entire life and the book had an index and sources. Something that was helpful, even for me, was that since some of the words were Spanish terms, they were italicized and there would be a definition right next to them. Throughout the book, it can be hard to understand since there was so much information, and since it’s a different country other than the United States, there’s a different history and understanding. I could still pick up really quickly on the literature as long as I went over it a couple of times and stuck it in my head. Another thing I didn’t like, was that there were a lot of characters or names mentioned in the book that I thought weren’t as important to go with a story having to do with Escobar so I think it wasn’t necessary. Although the United States isn’t involved as much throughout the book, it’s still really interesting to learn about Pablo Escobar in Colombia, which is why I recommend it for anyone who is interested to learn about this drug lord, violence or Colombian history. If I were to give a rating for this book, I would give it four out of five due to the interesting details and facts. In the end, I was so surprised to have enjoyed the book so much. Since my family is Colombian, I knew some stuff already about Escobar but I learned so much about not only Pablo Escobar but about the history and how things have gotten so bad in the past. You'll definitely want to learn about this devious, sneaky, powerful man who practically once ruled but was then killed in more of a simpler way than you think.

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Killing Pablo By Mark Bowden tells the story of Pablo Escobar. Pablo Escobar is part of the Colombian cocaine cartel, and is involved in a huge amount of murders that he denies having anything to do with. This story goes through Pablo's life from his days when he could ...
Killing Pablo By Mark Bowden tells the story of Pablo Escobar. Pablo Escobar is part of the Colombian cocaine cartel, and is involved in a huge amount of murders that he denies having anything to do with. This story goes through Pablo's life from his days when he could do anything or kill anyone and because people were so scared of him nothing was said, to the days coming up to his death where he had everyone in the world turned against him. Pablo Escobar killed hundreds and never thought twice about it. This story also meets with lots of people who's lives crossed paths with Pablo, and most times it was for the worse. I liked this book and i disliked the books for different reasons. I liked this book because it gave a great input into Pablo's Escobar Glory days and also when he fell from the high point he was at. I liked how the book didn't just start when the chase for Pablo began, but it started at the beginning while Pablo was just selling cocaine and killing people secretly. What I disliked about this book is how confusing it got with all the different police officers, political people, the ones that were murdered by Pablo and their grieving family's. There were so many names that sometimes i forgot who the book was talking about. The book also shows how Pablo's killing and involvement in the cocaine cartel affected so many people's lives. Pablo killed fathers, and sons, he killed parents and kids, and he took hostages and threatened their lives. Nobody was safe during the time of Pablo Escobar. Everyone was always worried for their family and their own lives. If Pablo was led to believe that someone was against him, even if it wasn't true they would be killed. Killing Pablo was a great book that showed every detail of what happened during the reign of Pablo. The book showed his family and how they were affected, how his son started to grow up just like his father. It showed how they actually believed Pablo was a good person, even though he was at fault for the pain all the families he killed a member of would live with for the rest of their lives. Living in Colombia was never, ever a guarantee of safety it was more a guarantee of someone you loved or yourself being killed. The story of Pablo Escobar described how one mans power and ruling over all of Colombia could be taken out of his hands when he went to far. The search for Pablo Escobar lasted many years and Pablo was in hiding going from place to place. He would never fight back himself he would hit where it hurt, but killing the family's of the men that were searching for Pablo. Pablo would never be in one place for long, never stay on the phone longer then a specific amount of time, and was very strict about giving out information. I highly recommend the story Killing Pablo by Mark Bowden.

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