i decided to read this book after i read a post on Happy Villains blog. she discussed how this books many copies in her library system were missing. there are a couple missing in our system, too out of 5, 6 or 7 books. this piqued my interest and i decided to read the book. i read it in two days (mostly today) and found it plainly written but very interesting. i love biographical books. i love to read about how other folks live. although this book was written under a pseudonym (rey-mundo="king of the world"???), there was clearly a real person telling his story as honestly as he could. it was not a flattering portrayal at all. it didn't glamourize gang life. it made it seem pointless.
i would recommend this book. i get so many good books from bloggers...and don't forget www.chainreading.com.