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10 thoughts on “Marching Powder

  1. says:

    This is one of the easiest books to hand sell in my shop It s ideal for a long haul flight but just as good read at home during these long nights of curfew after Irma, Maria and the two flash flood tropical storms the media didn t mention Thomas McFadden was a drug dealer in South America He did it for the kicks and the money, he didn t do drugs himself He relied on paying off a network of thoroughly corrupt officials and never gave thought to one of them might sell him out Which they did.N This is one of the easiest books to hand sell in my shop It s ideal for a long haul flight but just as good read at home during these long nights of curfew after Irma, Maria and the two flash flood tropical storms the media didn t mention Thomas McFadden was a drug dealer in South America He did it for the kicks and the money, he didn t do drugs himself He relied on paying off a network of thoroughly corrupt officials and never gave thought to one of them might sell him out Which they did.Newly convicted he arrived at the prison to be told he needed to rent or buy a cell, and if he had the money, he could have a very nice cell with all mod cons for a prison otherwise, it was the cold flags outside The prisoners run the prison They are in charge of job and food distribution, there are makeshift cafes, food booths and little shops Their families are allowed to spend time, including nights with them It is a brutal place full of vi...


  2. says:

    While poorly written at times, this book was an incredible story about an unbelievable subject At one point I thought the overall narrative was over something that happens half way through a lot of non fiction books but that is when the book gets darker That is what makes this book worth all of its pages This book has made me dream of cocaine ingestion neither positive or negative and that is the view that is portrayed Jailhouse touris...


  3. says:

    This book made me angry because it was so poorly written such an interesting story made into something so flat and annoying The narrator was not trustworthy in high school lit, we would have called him an unreliable narrator One of the faults of the first person narrative structure the narrator had no independent authority and the author didn t have the skill to bolster his narrator s credibility He would say, I did this bad thing, but I m not a bad guy and my reaction would be I d This book made me angry because it was so poorly written such an interesting story made into something so flat and annoying The narrator was not trustworthy in high school lit, w...


  4. says:

    Drug runner Thomas McFadden was the epitome of a likeable rogue who lead a charmed life But his luck ran out in Bolivia The most unintentionally funny part of the book was Thomas s outrage that the corrupt Bolivian official he bribed betrayed him.Arrested and kept in a holding cell for thirteen days, Thomas was robbed by his arresting officers which left him no money to buy food Frozen and starving Thomas begged to be moved to a prison The officers found this desire to be moved to prison hys Drug runner Thomas McFadde...


  5. says:

    This real life account of an English drug dealer s time inside San Pedro prison readslike a thriller even if only 10% is true, then it s a pretty crazy place from having to buy your own cell to manufacturing the best cocaine in Bolivia, from wholesale bribery to prison tour ...


  6. says:

    Having lived in Bolivia for the first twenty years of my life, where the goings on inside San Pedro are public knowledge, I can vouch for the veracity of the story exposed by Young McFadden, although it reads as stranger than fiction The bizarre, sometimes brutal, sometimes comic revelations of Marching Powder, are not as astonishing to me as they might be to someone unfamiliar with the way things are in South America , but even to my acquainted eye the book still made for interesting readin Having lived in Bolivia for the first twenty years of my life, where the goings on inside San Pedro are public knowledge, I can vouch for the veracity of the story exposed by Young McFadden, alth...


  7. says:

    Ghost writer wanted I love a good ripping yarn tales of adventurous stupidity, derring do and the right mix of good and bad luck Throw in a good dose of local colour and corruption, and away you go But not this timeI can t believe how dull this book turned out to be Thomas bleats on and on ad infinitum about how crazy the jail is and how loco the situation is prisoners taking out mortgages on cells, imbibing in the purest cocain in the world, restaurants run by prisoners and even a cat Ghost writer wanted I love a good ripping yarn tales of adventurous stupidity, derring do and the right mix of good and bad luck Throw in a good dose of local colour and corruption, and away you go But not this timeI can t believe how dull this book turned out to...


  8. says:

    Everyone has one of those friends that drink too much and tell outrageous stories Things like The time I sat next to Hannah Montana in first class and she totally hit on me, The time I got lost in the NYC subways and spent the night hanging out with a bunch of homeless guys, or The time my boat almost sank but I was saved by a magical friendly dolphin If you re lucky, your friend is entertaining and the ridiculous stories are actually fun to listen to If you re unlucky your friend Everyone has one of those friends that drink too much and tell outrageous stories Things like The time I sat next to Hannah Montana in first class and she totally hit on me, The time I got lost in the NYC subways and spent the night hanging out with a bunch of homeless gu...


  9. says:

    This is just one of those amazing true stories If a fiction author wrote it, you would think it was too unbelievable I dare anyone to try to read this book and remain non nonplussed by the fuctupedness in this story.The story takes place in a Bolivian prison which is unlike any in the world, I imagine The protagonist is a drug smug...


  10. says:

    I first heard about this book a couple years ago and was interested straight away A book set in the San Pedro prison in Bolivia Full of corruption, crime and drugs.What I got was full of corruption, crime and drugs But also a fair bit of boredom and self pity No matter how nice he was he was still a convicted drug smuggler and dealer and I can t have any sympathy for him at all If he d been innocent I would have felt differently But h...


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Marching Powder Rusty Young Was Backpacking In South America When He Heard About Thomas McFadden, A Convicted English Drug Trafficker Who Ran Tours Inside Bolivia S Notorious San Pedro Prison Intrigued, The Twenty Something Australian Law Graduate Travelled To La Paz And Joined One Of Thomas S Illegal Tours What Followed Took Both Men By Surprise They Formed A Strong And Instant Friendship And Then Became Partners In An Attempt To Record Thomas S Experiences In The JailMarching Powder Is A Shocking, Darkly Comic Account Of The Life In San Pedro In This Bizarre Prison, Inmates Are Expected To Buy Their Cells From Real Estate Agents Others Run Shops And Restaurants, And Hundreds Of Women And Children Live With Imprisoned Family Members It Is A Place Where Corrupt Politicians And Drug Lords Live In Luxury Apartments While The Poorest Prisoners Are Subjected To Squalor And Deprivation Violence And Crime Are Never Far Away, And Sections Of San Pedro That Echo With The Sound Of Children By Day House Some Of Bolivia S Busiest Cocaine Laboratories By NightSometimes Shocking, Sometimes Funny, Marching Powder Is An Always Riveting Story Of Survival