I Love You Phillip Morris: A True Story of Life, Love, & Prison Breaks

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  • Title: I Love You Phillip Morris: A True Story of Life, Love, & Prison Breaks
  • Author: Steve McVicker
  • ISBN: 9780786869039
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Hardcover

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I Love You Phillip Morris: A True Story of Life, Love, & Prison Breaks

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  1. This book didn t hold my interest It is about a con artist who escapes prison 4 times in 5 years and he is very smart and wily He is in love with a man named Phillip Morris He executes various schemes and swindles in order to make and steal hundreds of thousands of dollars But, I just couldn t bring myself to care.Also, as a side note The book states at one point, when Russell marries a woman, ey both lost their virginity I completely disagree with this He wasn t a virgin he d been having sex wi [...]


  2. After seeing the film, I really wanted to read the true story behind the improbable but true claim For once, the filmmakers did not exaggerate greatly Steven Russell is a highly interesting character and a mastermind of escape The book is written by an investigative reporter and reads as such the story is straight forward, but I did not mind that It was nice to get the facts with no frills I find Mr Russell particularly fascinating considering the fact that he was able to make all of his escapes [...]


  3. After starting this read, I was surprised to find out that this is being made into a motion picture starring Jim Carrey I am curious as to how it will translate to the big screen Movies are just never as good, are they This book was my next selection in trying to read literature that is not pop fiction I am getting a lot of good suggestions from this website and my crew at the WPL I Love You Phillip Morris was excellent Very interesting story I found myself on edge with the anticipation of each [...]


  4. Trueish Crime An uncharismatic and plodding account of a con man who escapes from prison four times in five years I wanted the movie, but all my library had was the book, which is nothing but a dry list of facts with the occasional pause for awkward dialogue Two stars because some of the jail break sequences were interesting.


  5. First off this is not a fictional story like I originally thought Its a non fiction novel by a journalist, therefore it reads like a newspaper article This however, is a fascinating tale about a very smart and witty con artist I would have loved if the writer was able to strip away his journalistic writing and simply became the character I felt a lot of facts were being thrown at me instead of a story I was able to get a feel for the characters but it none of them stayed with me.The main problem [...]


  6. The story is told straightforwardly not overcrowded with detail It s like a long version of a McVicker article in the alternative weekly the Houston Press, such an article almost certainly being the genesis of this tome For all of Russell s truly amazing feats as a jail breaker and a con man that his cynical thievery is punctuated by and contrasts with his apparent real love for his boyfriend, Russell is two dimensional He doesn t seem to speak to any deeper meaning If you don t need that, this [...]


  7. I can t bring myself to go on let alone finish this book I don t find myself intrigued by the story and the style doesn t keep my attention at all I thought this would be like a story with a plot, since that can be done even if it s a real story that was told to the writer by the people in it He still could have structured it differently, e.g chronologically and make it interesting that way.


  8. Like many others, I checked this book out of the library after watching the movie For once, the filmmakers didn t exaggerate much I do wish the writing had been just a little less dry it s very journalistic, which I suppose makes sense since it was written by a journalist Definitely a fascinating story, though, and Steven Russell is difficult not to like I ll be keeping an eye out for his inevitable next escape


  9. I have seen the trailer to the movie for this movie on and off for over a year I decided that it was never going to come to a theater near me so it was safe to go ahead and read it I was pleasantly surprised by it I was intrigued by the story the way it was told and the chast of characters that this man surrounded himself with All of our lives are so fragile and bad decisions lead to worse decisions and I think Stevens life is an example of this.


  10. The movie is a bit entertaining then the book It reads slightly as a elongated interviewA I knocked a star off for horrible spelling and obvious grammar mistakes It s a fast paced read I just don t understand how mistakes like spelling Rycoff on one page and on the next the noticeable difference in spelling it Rykoff Just annoyed me I like consistency, not being the editor of your book.


  11. A great, simple, somewhat shocking read The book follows Steven Russel s, a real life convict who managed to escape prison 3 times, embezzled collectively millions of dollars, and passed himself off as a doctor, lawyer, and countless other public figures It s a pretty interesting read, but it keeps it light as well I read this to and from Orlando on the airplane, which made for a much better activity than sleeping and waking up with an odd crick in my neck.


  12. After watching the I Almost Got Away With It episode about Steven Russel, I thought the book might have a expanded point of view and details about his life While it was a good read, it wasn t amazing I followed up the book with the Jim Carey movie of the same name, which was severely disappointing.


  13. I wanted to love it, but the truth is, it was just okay.In fairness to Mr McVicker, I should not have read the reviews first I think they caused me to read this book with an overly critical eye.It is rare that a movie eclipses the book from which it was made, but I am hoping to see the film soon and like it better than this novel.


  14. Ok Fact is stranger than fiction in this incredulous story of Steven Russell and his exploits Russell s audacity is beyond belief, his confidence tricks show how naive or incredibly stupid even our greatest and brightest can be Infused with the story of Russell s relationship with Phillip Morris, this is really one very weird story Only in America eh


  15. After seeing I Love You Phillip Morris, the movie that starred Jim Carey as Steven Russell, I just had to read the book I m glad I did Russell is a guy who can convince anyone of just about anything It just goes to show you how far superior people skills will get you in the world And, how far true love will drive you, even if it s behind bars.


  16. The rare book that is not better than the movie, due to the lack of story telling ability of the author A newspaper writer and it shows The book reads like a long news story in the paper Still it is a fascinating story and similar to Catch Me If You Can.


  17. This book was okay It was a very fast read, or less enjoyable, and I think I just needed something that didn t require a lot of thought or time I could sit down, have fun with it, and be done in a weekend.


  18. I Love You Phillip Morris presents the facts of Steven Russell s incredible career as a criminal without any adornment or analysis The nonlinear chronology is disorienting, but the story s worth it although the film is worth it even


  19. I read this book in one day Occasionally I got lost because there s a lot of abbreviations and technical terms and people and chases and stuff but I was smiling the entire way through It was really fun to read I also loved the movie so I m glad they match up.


  20. This is the account of one of the world s best con artists, Steven Russell, who escaped from jail including my own Harris County jail numerous times The book could ve been longer but all in all a good read Soon to be a movie, I hear.


  21. I d been wanting to read this ever since I saw the movie, so I could barely contain a little dance of joy when I saw it in the library A very quick read Steven Russell is quite the interesting person and I can t help but wish that his story is not quite over yet


  22. I heard about this book on the Don Imus show This guy was a con artist and escaped from the Texas Penal System on three occasions It was fascinating to see the extents to which he planned his escapes, two of which occurred on a Friday the 13th A short read, but very interesting.


  23. Interesting and compelling story about a con man and his beloved The book itself isn t particularly well written but the engagement stems from the antics of the protagonist Picked this up in lieu of the inevitable movie coming out with Jim Carrey and Ewan MacGregor It s worth a look see.


  24. Adds a lot of details to the movie as well as a little depth to Steve Russell as a person He was a smart man who loved someone too much, which is always where the mistakes get made in breaking the law A fast, fun read.


  25. Steven Russell is crazy awesome I first saw the movie without knowing it was based on a true story I immediately took it as a work of fiction No one could possibly be crazy enough to pull the stunts Jim Carrey pulled in the movie It would be impossible But it all happened It really did.


  26. Not a biography, not a usual crime story It s like a long article by a journalist impressed with a man who s a talented crook Judging by the book, I can t imagine the movie to be good.


  27. This was actually a hilarious love story Steven Russell is a brilliant, hopeless romantic, and I could feel his love for Phillip Morris An excellent, fun read


  28. Quick read, book group choice Somehow I wasn t paying much attention when it was first suggested I thought it was about smoking Not at all it s the story of a con man.


  29. Una storia particolare, di un evasore incallito che escogita ogni possibile piano per rubare e uscire di galera La cosa sorprendente che alla fine tifi per lui.La mia recensione completa chanelbooks 2017 0


  30. I read this in virtually a single sitting unheard of for me because I had just seen the movie and my interest was already engaged But I think it could be better structured