Review by Sushan -- Gringo by Dan "Tito" Davis

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Review by Sushan -- Gringo by Dan "Tito" Davis

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Gringo" by Dan "Tito" Davis.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Imagine that you had several ways of easy money making, and you achieved almost everything and came to the top in every aspect. Literary, you became a king. In a split second, you are being chased by the government of your homeland for your illegal activities in the past, but the recent triggering factor is someone else’s wrongdoing, for which you are being wrongfully accused. You decide to run away, and run and run and run, forever.

I see that your mind is struggling to take in the situation. Most of us have only heard such stories of international fugitives, but have not been lucky enough to get a grasp on the inside story. Definitely you do not have first hand experience in this sort of a situation, otherwise you will not be reading this because you have to be on the run. Many of us love to hear such stories, and the solution is, Gringo: My Life on the Edge as an International Fugitive by Dan “Tito” Davis with Peter Conti.

It is the true story of Dan “Tito” Davis, packed into 16 chapters, which he has written while doing his prison time, and made into final publishable format by Peter Conti. The title of the book itself gives out the summary of the book. In a nutshell, Dan has been an earner from his teenage via various ways, both legal and illegal. Later the illegal ways have developed into a level which made him a big target for the US government, and he decided to be ended up as a fugitive. But for how long will he be able to evade his inevitable capture?

The narrator is Dan himself, and the story is given out in the first person view. Though it is basically categorized into C/T/M/H category, in my point of view, it covers historical, political, and even business related themes as well. While giving away his own story, Dan draws a clear picture of the political situation, law enforcing system along with its corruptions and loop holes, general details about the lives of people, and the business situation, of USA and Latin America in the recent past few decades.

Despite carrying many background details and being a lengthy read, it is written in a way for the reader to be immersed into the book. If not for the too many distractions due to various mistakes, including typos, wrong usage of words, wrong usage of punctuations, missing words, and some grammar errors, I could have finished reading this in a single breath. The descriptions are picturesque, so you can actually live in the story and experience each and everything that the narrator goes through, both good and bad, beautiful and ugly, positive and negative, and so on. The author uses some sense of humour as well to enhance the reading experience.
he loaded my luggage into his trunk and me into his back seat.
a beautiful woman’s pubic hair is strong enough to pull a locomotive.
It contains many Latin terms and unfamiliar technical terms, for which the end notes are attached. Some might find this as a distraction because you need to go through pages, back and forth. But I think of it as a learning opportunity, and also a support for the better understanding of the book. But keep in mind to bookmark the location before you click on the hyperlink for the end notes because there is no way to come back to where you were.

The book contains some profane language as well as sexually explicit content. If you are not offended by above, and if you love to have the thrilling feeling of being in edgy situations, this is the book for you. Underneath a beautiful story, the book gives the message that the success which is achieved in wrong ways is short lived. So it is a good book for anyone to get a life lesson.

Lastly, I am very happy to give this book the maximum rating, but I am compelled to rate this with 3 out of 4 stars because of the too many mistakes that it contains.

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This sounds like a very interesting story and a great chance to get the inside story. It sounds like the author served his time for his illegal activities, though I hope he didn't get charged for what he was not guilty of. Thanks for the review!

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It's awesome when a story can fit into many categories but I hope the message was clear with how many themes you talk about. Excellent review!
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tristenb wrote:
25 Nov 2019, 11:00
This sounds like a very interesting story and a great chance to get the inside story. It sounds like the author served his time for his illegal activities, though I hope he didn't get charged for what he was not guilty of. Thanks for the review!
Try for yourself. I am sure that you will enjoy it. Thanks for commenting 👍👍
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spencermack wrote:
25 Nov 2019, 11:32
It's awesome when a story can fit into many categories but I hope the message was clear with how many themes you talk about. Excellent review!
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From your review, this seems like an intriguing read as well as an opportunity to learn some lifelong lessons. I like the book's themes which you also highlighted. I enjoyed reading your review, thank you!

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I am not sure edgy is my thing but this story sounds captivating. It's my first read on international fugitives. The past, whether good or bad, will always resurfaces through a simple trigger. I would love to read this one. Thanks for an amazing review.

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Nkoo wrote:
19 Dec 2019, 09:48
From your review, this seems like an intriguing read as well as an opportunity to learn some lifelong lessons. I like the book's themes which you also highlighted. I enjoyed reading your review, thank you!
I am glad that my review was useful for you. Thanks for your valuable time in reading my review and commenting 👍👍
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MustaHarleen wrote:
20 Dec 2019, 05:31
I am not sure edgy is my thing but this story sounds captivating. It's my first read on international fugitives. The past, whether good or bad, will always resurfaces through a simple trigger. I would love to read this one. Thanks for an amazing review.
I am glad that you enjoyed my review, and I am sure that you will enjoy the book as well. Thanks for stopping by 👍👍
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I'm with you, Sushan. I loved the book from the first chapter, but I gave it 4 out of 4 stars if my memory serves me right. Great review.
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LinaMueller wrote:
23 Dec 2019, 08:54
I'm with you, Sushan. I loved the book from the first chapter, but I gave it 4 out of 4 stars if my memory serves me right. Great review.
I gave it almost 4 stars. Thanks for commenting 👍👍
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