The Burglar Diaries

The Burglar Diaries Bex and Ollie are a couple of small time and small town domestic burglars They do enough to keep themselves in beer and out of work and have no ambition beyond stealing Narrator Bex talks and walks us

  • Title: The Burglar Diaries
  • Author: Danny King
  • ISBN: 9781852426644
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Burglar Diaries

    Bex and Ollie are a couple of small time and small town domestic burglars They do enough to keep themselves in beer and out of work and have no ambition beyond stealing Narrator Bex talks and walks us through a dozen note worthy jobs and give us his thoughts on life, love and nicking.Bristling with razor sharp wit, this is the first person account of petty thief Bex, whoBex and Ollie are a couple of small time and small town domestic burglars They do enough to keep themselves in beer and out of work and have no ambition beyond stealing Narrator Bex talks and walks us through a dozen note worthy jobs and give us his thoughts on life, love and nicking.Bristling with razor sharp wit, this is the first person account of petty thief Bex, who, along with his partner in crime Ollie, just about gets by on the money he makes house breaking the suburbs of London Bex and Ollie stick together, have a laugh and on a good week make enough money to stay in the pub all weekend The Burglar Diaries is a hilarious insight into the mind of a petty criminal In the late 1980s, after being convicted of various offences, including burglary, Danny King gave up crime, got an education and started to work as a journalist He lives in London.

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    1. Lindsay

      Insightful readDanny King has a way of explaining crime that shows both good and bad, he starts out with the MC as a geezer who has fun and makes money from his crimes.He then provides you with the human element of what happens during and after the crime.I always chuckle at most of the storylines but its also clever at teaching that crime doesn't pay!I've enjoyed every book I've read from Danny this is no exception and its gritty and hard hitting. Strange how so e criminals have better morals th [...]

    2. Brian Holmes

      I did enjoy this book but I would put this in the category of "Loo reading"It isn't exactly a compelling read but it is pretty funny, though in areas a bit daft and a little mad with the F'ing and blinding but over all, worth a read through.

    3. Nigel Bird

      If you are of a certain age, you might well remember the head-to-head comedy conversations between Griff Rhys Jones and Mel Smith or the two Ronnies. They’d talk earnestly about something, dive off in tangents, bewilder each other and provide the watcher with a huge amount of entertainment in the process. There’s something about the central characters in The Burglar Diaries (Bez and Ollie) that reminded me of those comedy encounters. Maybe it’s the quality of the writing and the brilliance [...]

    4. Greg

      This is a fun little read that I motored threw in just a few sittings.It tells the story of a chap called Bex, who just happens to be a burglar by trade, and all the scrapes and capers him and his pals get into.Told in the first person, the language is blunt and coarse, but perfectly in keeping with the tone of the story. It's bloke-down-the-pub banter.It's funny throughout and full of wonderful anecdotes, and although our main man Bex is a bit of a lowlife, he has enough heart that the reader c [...]

    5. Martin Sidgreaves

      A good friend recommended this book a long time ago however I have only just got around to reading.Danny King is a convicted petty criminal turned author. Although the Burglar Diaries is meant to be a fictitious book, you can't help but think that it's based largely on fact. The book is fast paced, witty, dark and massively funny I won't give away any of the plot.I loved this book and as a result have now loaded my Kindle with others written by DK. Looking forward to reading them! Just a word of [...]

    6. Ian Mapp

      This is where it all started for Danny King.A romp of a comedy of the musings of a serial burgler and the scrapes that he gets in with his less than clever mates.It is politically incorrect, has no moral message and if you have ever been burgled, will leave a bad taste in your mouth.It is, however, very funny.The scrapes are a mixture of urban myth and standard scrapes. His musings on crime, the middle classes, what is morally right and wrong and his ability to mock himself makes for a very easy [...]

    7. Ruth

      c2001. I should not have liked this book considering the cavalier attitude of the main character towards morals especially as it is constantly referenced by how the burglars ended up doing the police and society in general a favour by doing what they do. But, it is funny and if you can park to one side the immorality involed, it is a quick and enjoyable read.

    8. John Kirk

      This is a fictional auto-biography, as told by a burglar. There's a lot of swearing, and it's a bit dubious from a moral point of view, but it's also very funny. This is the first in a "Crime Diaries" series, and I'd like to read the others, but I'd prefer to get them from the library (or as e-books) rather than cluttering my shelves, and neither of those options are practical at the moment.

    9. Steve Toyne

      3.5 stars but rounded up as it was a fun listen (audiobook), narrator sounded like Jason Statham in Snatch which made it even more fun in a 'cheeky-cockney' kind of way. Nothing deep, nothing amazing but a quick read that entertains enough.

    10. Jose Batista

      HilariousThis is a very, very funny book and the narration is outstanding. The british accent and slang is dense and takes a while to get used to. It is by all means worth the effort though: it is funny, witty, and highly original. I hope it will have a sequel!

    11. Olga Sullivan

      I read The Burglar Diaries about two years ago. BUT what you guys should know - I was laughing out loud while reading it (it hardly ever happens!) You will enjoy this piece of modern prose.

    12. Carl

      Really good read. Very funny in parts and as a guy recognise many of the characters in people I've met myself. Also a nice twist in the finish.

    13. Glenn

      Decent Brit humor about a petty thief that makes just enough from his scores to have a few pints at the pub between jobs, and the situations he gets into by living the life of a criminal. 3.5 stars.

    14. Anar Green

      A very enjoyable read. Down to earth, contemporary, and funny. Danny has a great sense of humour. Days after, I found myself still giggling.

    15. Leo Nguyen

      Awesome British humor, if you haven't been around Brits then the slang and humor maybe hard to understand. I was in stitches for most of the book. Great read.

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