4 out of 4 stars
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Gringo by Dan "Tito" Davis is a non-fictional adventure story about Dan Davis, who was an international fugitive for fourteen years between 1994 and 2007. During this time, he traveled to many Latin American countries and parts of Europe and Asia. While on the run, he met new people, created new bonds, and had new revelations about life. This story is about the ordeal he faced while running away from US authorities or any others who try to kidnap him and deport him back to his country for a crime that he did not commit.
This book is an excellent collection of all the wonderful and terrible experiences the narrator had while on the run. His description of the countries he visited will give the readers a good understanding of life in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. He describes the Medellin cartel operation in Columbia, the rough streets of Mexico, the ravaging jungles of the Darien Gap, the political unrest in Venezuela, and much more. The book's charming point is the narrator's experience of the fascinating and sometimes unusual culture of the places he visited. The Burro festival in San Antero and the Black and White Festival in Pasto leave a profound impact.
The narration in this book is in the first-person perspective, and it brings life to the story. The story is relatively fast-paced and is quite thrilling. However, the ending feels a little abrupt, and I would have loved a proper ending to the story of Dan Davis. With great vibrant surroundings and exciting people, the tale of Dan Davis is something that remains a must-read for anyone interested in adventure.
This book was professionally edited. I found just three errors which do not detract from the fantastic reading experience. There were many examples of profane language and sex scenes in this novel, so underage readers are advised not to read this book. Apart from the abrupt ending, the story is outstanding and a genuine page-turner. It always keeps you at the edge of your seat. Also, the intriguing use of humor by the narrator makes it alluring.
I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. It is properly edited and is full of intriguing stories. Also, the plot is fast-paced and engaging. It is essentially a travel journal of a few of the most exciting and dangerous places on earth. The excellent narration and wonderful humor make it a great read. I recommend this book to readers who appreciate a good adventure story.
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