marching powder

I just finished reading a great book, Marching Powder, by Rusty Young and Thomas McFadden. This book is a memoir of Thomas McFadden’s experiences as a prisoner in San Pedro prison in La Paz, Bolivia. There were good times and very very bad times in the prison and I was surprised and entertained by the many hats that Thomas wore as a prisoner: Thomas the tour guide, Thomas the shopkeeper, Thomas the restauranteur, and Father Thomas, to name a few. This engaging page-turner shares the friendships, corruption, drugs, and humor that shaped one prisoner’s life.

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2 responses

  1. It’s a great book. It’s got a lot packed into it. It’s funny at times, but then at others frighting. It paints a really grim picture of the Bolivian prison, but then shows the human story behind it all as well. There’s going to be a Marching Powder film soon too, so hopefully that’ll be just as good.

    1. looking forward to the film! thanks for the comment!

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