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Bandit Roads By Richard Grant

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Bandit Roads: Into the Lawless Heart of Mexico by Richard Grant

There are many ways to die in the Sierra Madre, a notorious nine-hundred-mile mountain range in northern Mexico where AK-47s are fetish objects, the law is almost non-existent and power lies in the hands of brutal drug mafias. Thousands of tons of opium and marijuana are produced there every year. Richard Grant thought it would be a good idea to travel the length of the Sierra Madre and write a book about it. He was warned before he left that he would be killed. But driven by what he calls 'an unfortunate fascination' for this mysterious region, Grant sets off anyway. In a remarkable piece of investigative writing, he evokes a sinister, surreal landscape of lonely mesas, canyons sometimes deeper than the Grand Canyon, hostile villages and an outlaw culture where homicide is the most common cause of death and grandmothers sell cocaine. Finally his luck runs out and he finds himself fleeing for his life, pursued by men who would murder a stranger in their territory 'to please the trigger finger'.

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Bandit Roads Reviews


Erudite & street-smart... that rare thing: a travel writer who not only amuses & informs but also reappraises a well trodden landscape with brio & originality MAIL ON SUNDAY [Grant] brings to light a range of darkly romantic wanderers who strayed from the American mainstream while exemplifying the American Dream OBSERVER ...the freshest travel book on the US in a long time & one of the best short entrees to its history & culture TLS His yarn rips along to a staccato sound-track of gunfire and inventive obscenities from some of the most unrighteous examples of humanity alive' Peter Carty, INDEPENDENT 'A raw, colourful tour through the Sierra Madre ... he is a cracking travel writer, and his book brims with revealing conversations, escapades and history'

About Richard Grant


Richard Grant is an English writer who has been based in the USA for fifteen years. His first book, GHOST RIDERS, attracted enormous praise, winning the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award

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GOR010609458
Bandit Roads: Into the Lawless Heart of Mexico by Richard Grant
Richard Grant
The Hungry Student
Used - Like New
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
2008-06-05
304
0316729361
9780316729369
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.