Blonde Books: Killing Pablo (Mark Bowden)
Seriously? Look, I don’t like to dwell on a history I didn’t experience either, but if you’re going to live here, you should know something about Pablo Escobar and Bowden’s book is a gripping, surprisingly balanced place to start…
Didn’t he write… Yep, he’s the author of Black Hawk Down. But despite his fondness for self-inflicted human tragedy, this fast-paced book is neatly placed in the context of Colombian history and society. You’ll definitely learn something.
Is it hefty? Not at all, you’ll probably read it in a weekend. Unfortunately, the incidents narrated will stay with you a lot longer.
The Bogotá Blonde