Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History by Scott Andrew Selby
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Being largest diamond heist in history- really, one of the largest heists ever, this book is inherently interesting. It answers the burning questions like, how did they do it? Did they get caught? Although we don't really know exactly how they did it (nobody talked), the fast paced action of this book takes you through the process and gives you a taste of the excitement that the thieves must have been feeling as they went through it.

At 230ish pages, it is pretty fast paced. Lots of nonfiction like this can get slow, but I thought that really the only slow part is when the author describes the streets of the Diamond District- but even then, it's good to be able to visualize. This is like the real life version of Ocean's Eleven--sorry, can't escape the comparison, especially since it's a little ironic that that movie came out while the thieves were in the middle of planning the heist. The straightforward writing complemented the action of the story. And kind of crazy-- I don't know if the authors were trying to do this--but I found myself cheering for the thieves a lot of the time!

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