4 out of 4 stars
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The book GRINGO, by Dan “Tito” Davis is a memoir that aroused different kind of questions as I read through its pages, such as; Is drug dealing addictive? Can someone break free from that bondage? How does the business affect one's relationship with others in the society? How long will one live as a fugitive until they are busted by the Feds?
Dan “Tito” Davis was born and raised in a humble family. Fortunately, his parents were able to send him and his siblings to school. He loved sports and he became a professional wrestler. His life journey started when he joined college, a friend introduced him to White Crosses, a pill that had a relatively positive effect on the users.
He later realized how the pills would earn him easy cash and help him improve financially because life in college wasn’t that easy in an empty pocket. Dealing drugs wasn’t that bad for him for we see his business elevating him and he was able to build an empire, got him a pilot license and was able to support his parents. He meets Lisa who he later marries and builds a family with, but for how long? The Feds are after him investigating what he does for a living. Is he busted and thrown to prison?
There are several things I liked about the book, such as, the memoir is not just a report of the writers’ life events but it includes the dialogue feature in the story. The writer used the question feature to help the reader understand why he opted to do what he did to earn a living. Also, the use of rhetoric questions charmed the narration. There was a vivid connection in each chapter as the story advanced. This makes the reader enjoy reading the book anticipating of what’s going to happen next. Last but not least, the story tied in well with the titles of each chapter.
Drug dealing has consequences both positive and negative. The positive side is that the business brings you quick money. On the other hand, it can make you live your whole life as a fugitive. It also pointed out that drug dealing is viral, once you taste it, you get immersed into it that getting out of it can be difficult.
I rate the book at 4 out of 4 stars because all events in the story were comprehensively narrated. It had less grammar mistakes and this saved me from distractions as I read through the chapters. It’s my first and best memoir novels I’ve read.
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