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Mr Nice: an autobiography. Home · Mr Nice: an autobiography Author: Howard Marks No More Mr. Nice Guy! Read more. Mr. Nice book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. During the mid s Howard Marks had 43 aliases, 89 phone lines, and own. Mr. Nice is the autobiography of former drug dealer Howard Marks. Published in it . Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Mr. Whether bars, recording studios, or offshore banks, all were money laundering vehicles serving the core activity: Marks began to deal small amounts of hashish while doing a postgraduate philosophy course at Oxford, but soon he was moving much larger quantities. This is his extraordinary story. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published August 1st by Canongate UK first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Mr. Nice , please sign up. Does anyone else struggle to get into this book? I find the way its written and the story I'm unable to get really drawn into like other books. I have put the book down for a few months and trying to get back into now and still not falling into the book.
Hard to believe drugs and crime can be so boring. It makes a nice coaster. Maybe I should keep this above the toilet.
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See 1 question about Mr. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Howard Marks was Britain's most wanted man, apparently. He was one of the world's top drug smugglers. But I missed all that because I was busy playing toys in communist Poland at the time.
And my favourite drug was cough syrup. So I got to know Howard Marks through Howard Marks' own words so some caution is required, he is a conman after all. His story was fascinating and the writing was surprisingly good for an autobiography. He was at the top, he was at the bottom. He has been to the world Howard Marks was Britain's most wanted man, apparently.
He has been to the world's most luxury hotels and toughest prisons. He met financial elite, politicians, celebrities, spies, and criminals of all backgrounds and nationalities. As nice as Marks tried to present himself I couldn't help thinking that he was rather egocentric.
In the first part of his autobiography he boasts about his expensive lifestyle and travels. He brags about fooling the system with ease through his well thought out scams. When he gets busted, though, all of a sudden it's "woe is me". We now have to be sorry and symphatize.
His arguement is that weed should be legal and no one should be jailed for selling it. I concur. However, if weed was legal Howard Marks would've never been interested in trading it. It would've been just as boring as his on the side wine business. He was not a rebel with a cause. He just liked the thrill and the money. His final conclusion isn't: All of us should look and learn.
As a footnote I would like to mention that even if half of what Marks says about American DEA and its judicial system is true, then the US should start its fight for freedom and democracy on its own yard. But what's new. View all 11 comments. Dec 11, jersey rated it it was ok. This is a tale of two books for me. The first half and it's long, so it's quite the half was very interesting, learning about how this guy set up his empire, all the wheeling and dealing, etc etc.
I also enjoyed how he and I ended up at many of the same places Palma, Patapong, etc , which might say a lot about me, hahaha. So, that was all well and good. It goes off the rails in the latter half, though, when he gets busted for smuggling. He gets so whiny and upset calls the DEA evil and says t This is a tale of two books for me. He gets so whiny and upset calls the DEA evil and says they should all die- the people themselves who work for the DEA, the men on the ground. Not really Mr. Nice at this point because he broke the law and was caught.
That got pretty tiresome after awhile, especially when he started portraying murderers as heroes against the American empire oh, by the way, all Americans do is watch TV and shoot guns at people and we deserve to be slaves. Also, what was up with his wife? This was a dude who was making millions of dollars by smuggling hundreds of TONS Tons, mind you of hashish and marijuana, and he'd been busted before, and they were living like kings, and he gets busted again and she acts like a victim.
What did she think was happening when she was running around and spending all of that money? That it was falling from the sky?
Mr Nice: an autobiography
That it was all free? Of course the US Government thought she was in on it- otherwise she would have to be an idiot. Apparently she wrote a book, as well, and it would be interesting to see how she explains away how stupid their reaction to her imprisonment was.
Last point. He blames America for taking his kids away from him in fact, the book ends with him seeing his little boy for the first time in years but when he was a free man, he was never home! His wife and kids are barely mentioned. If you add up his travel, he was gone for months at a time. Seriously, his kids are mentioned like ten times the whole book and this is a huge book.
Furthermore, when they are mentioned it is almost always "And Judy flew out with the kids and spent the day shopping while I smoked 20 joints.
The next day I went to Pakistan for three weeks". Somehow, though, the lack of these children I didn't even know how many he had until the end of the book was supposed to pull my heartstrings, I guess. But the first chunk of book was good- I would suggest putting it down three chapters before the end and walking away, because he goes from being a reasonably nice if arrogant , mellow guy to a tiresome human being the second he actually has a consequence for his actions over the past twenty years.
Reminds me of some of my students, haha. This was one of those "cool" books that I avoided like the plague but with the death of Marks and the cheap price on Amazon I gave it a go. Only 20 years later. Here is Mark's synopsis of his life: It all just happened. I had no control.
Marks does keep telling us that he is non-violent but that does not mean that the business he is in nobody gets hurt. I am sure they did and his morals are lax to say the least. If you want to read a book on why drugs should be legalised then I can recommend Chasing the Scream. View 1 comment. Jun 29, Andrea rated it did not like it Shelves: I don't know what streak of idle curiosity possessed me to read about the felonious escapades of 'legendary' I'd never heard of him smuggler Howard Marks.
Probably the cover photo what a nice guy, he has puppy dog eyes and the blurbs, promising a 'frequently hilarious' and 'fascinating story [ To be fair, the introduction and first chapters were promising. Then came the wall: He claims to have been more or less continually stoned or drunk through most of it, so I guess it's an exploit that he actually remembers each scam so clearly.
Well, maybe he doesn't and is just filling in the blanks. Either way, it makes no difference. Like any international business, it all comes down to pricing products, making deals, dealing with the locals, and logistics. Not exactly riveting reading. Definitely worth 5 stars. Great book. Who would have thought that an Oxford graduate would become a notorious drug smuggler?
A note to remember for people wanting to read this book: I may even have to investigate this furt Definitely worth 5 stars. I may even have to investigate this further. Jan 17, Amy rated it really liked it. Many years ago I was a volunteer with St John Ambulance sja and we would provide first aid cover at many events including the local theater.
One evening I received a call asking if I was free and could get to the local theater asap as no-one had turned up. I rang a friend who was also in sja and asked her to get ready and come as well. We had no idea what the show was we were about to see. Well the show was Mr Nice Live!!! That night was a real eye opener to me. Mr Nice was talking about his li Many years ago I was a volunteer with St John Ambulance sja and we would provide first aid cover at many events including the local theater.
Mr Nice was talking about his life and everything that had happened in it, all about his Cannabis and other drug smuggling exploits, sometimes getting away with it and others getting caught, plus he did a general question and answer sessions at the end. The theater was green by the end of the night and smelt very funky as Mr Nice was smoking lots of "very long cigarettes"!!!
I enjoyed the show despite it not being something I would normally go to, and afterwards I bought his book. I started reading the book straight away and didn't want to put it down. I did have to re-read 2 or 3 times to make sense of it, and after each re-read more of what I had read previously made sense.
The book goes into much more detail than he had in the live show, explaining about how he lived, the people he met and how they were involved, the places he went to, where he was a wanted man, the countries where he was not allowed, all of his "other known names" and so on.
It is written in a very open personal way, his vivid descriptions of some of the events give you a real feel of what his life must have been like. Sometimes fun and others not so, as not knowing what was around the corner. He takes you on a tour of the world and introduces you to a wide variety of people. If you enjoy reading true stories and are not easily shocked this is worth a read.
Jul 06, Mohammed Morsi rated it it was amazing Shelves: What do I think of this book? It's excellent. It's actually amazing. Hence the 5 stars.
Yes, the editing of it wasn't the best and there are some technicalities that don't really work but the story itself and the man himself, may Allah have mercy upon his soul, was a goodhearted rebel with a good understanding and sound insight into what is daily imposed on us, the system of opportunity which requires more abilities to master than what we are taught in school.
It's hard to bring forth the world tha What do I think of this book? It's hard to bring forth the world that Howard Marks moved in because even if was Tolstoy himself, it's a world that describes to the smallest detail still wouldn't make any sense to a person working the treadmill, one day after the other.
But it's there. And the insight that Howard Marks brings out with humour and punch is worthwhile reading. It's a shame this book didn't get more attention but anyone who is tagged by the established system in our world, we are imposed not to care about. Whether you are a dope smuggler or not doesn't really matter. It's our blindness in judgement that makes us not see that some people are just not born to smile when told to go and fight for their country.
Howard Marks was one of them. This is his story. If read without judgement there is also a story that should touch us all. Highly recommended, followed by a minute of silence for Howard Marks and good hashish ; Dec 25, Bookhuw rated it did not like it Shelves: For a man who likes to mention his famed charisma and Oxford-education at a rate of about once every seven pages over about five hundred pages it is startling just how dull and shallow Marks has managed to make this book.
Entirely episodic, and almost entirely devoid of opinion or emotion, Marks cranks out page after page of needless detail, and it all starts to become a monotone.
Marks completely fails to portray himself as being on any sort of moral crusade or being some sort of folk hero, a For a man who likes to mention his famed charisma and Oxford-education at a rate of about once every seven pages over about five hundred pages it is startling just how dull and shallow Marks has managed to make this book.
Marks completely fails to portray himself as being on any sort of moral crusade or being some sort of folk hero, and makes it quite clear he is really only on an arrogant and blinkered pursuit of cash and status. A self indulgent pseud, Marks expects admiration for all his daring dos, but doesn't fulfill his side of the bargain in this book.
Nov 22, Amanda rated it it was ok. The cover states " he was Britain's most wanted man. He has just spent seven years in America's toughest penitentiary.
You'll like him" Well, i didn't. He is an intelligent stoner who wants to be mega famous. He name drops and makes exaggerated claims. His wife was distraught when she got arrested, yet was happy spending the money. Boring boring boring.
Get a proper life! Jun 13, Andy Carrington rated it really liked it. Blaze that shit and pass it around. Jul 17, Nigel Patience rated it it was amazing. Cracking good story, well told. Jan 07, Gergana Chipinska rated it it was amazing.
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Proof of the fact that Oxford prepares its students for real life. Howard Marks really had f Apr 19, Eric T. Bicycle Day Review! This guy had almost too many adventures. I would have to put the book down and rest because his antics were overwhelming and unceasing.
If Howard wasn't going to stop I had to make up for the slack.
Nov 14, Charlotte Burt rated it liked it Shelves: It was quite interesting but he does come across as a smug git lots of the time. It was a relief when he eventually got caught. At one time he claims to have had 25 such companies, 89 phone lines and 43 aliases, including the name used for the title of this book, Mr.
Nice, an alias he adopted after buying a passport from a convicted murderer of that name. Following his arrest in in a combined operation by British and Spanish police, Marks managed to avoid a lengthy sentence by claiming to be a spy for the British intelligence agency MI6.
He was eventually caught again, this time by the American DEA , and sentenced to life in prison at Terre Haute federal penitentiary in Indiana.
He was released after seven years and allowed to return to the UK. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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