By J. R. Moehringer
Sutton came highly recommended by Pauline Hubert from Book Movement. I had never heard of the author, J.R. Moehringer before this. I researched him and found that two of his other books had high reviews. So, I purchased Sutton and read through it quickly.
It’s written as a fictionalized biography of the famous bank robber Willie Sutton. Although famous, (or should I say infamous), I had no idea who he was prior to reading this book. (He predated me by a few decades.) This book enlightened me on bank robberies, prisons and escapees in American history.
This book contains a story within a story. It’s easy to follow the different story lines because of the font difference. I definitely enjoyed the history told by Willie Sutton over the proposed “current” storyline. And I must say that the ending of Sutton made me scratch my head a bit—a little confusing. Overall, I liked it—liked it enough that I purchased A Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer.
Rating: 3 1/2 Star
Read Sutton if you like:
· Fictional biographies
· Crime fiction
· 1920-1940’s books
“A book is the only real escape from this fallen world. Aside from death.”
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