This book didn’t keep me completely hooked the whole time, but it was still a decent foray into the gritty backbone of New York and other bits of America.
Based on true events and loosely put together by snippets of known fact, I was fairly intrigued by Willie “The Actor” and his life.
The tumultuous events that take place are heart breaking, staggering, and astonishing. I was entertained the whole read, just not wholly engrossed, and I believe it’s because this vein of historical fiction isn’t really my kind of read.
However, the development of this monumental bank robber was well established by Moehringer. The author’s clipped tone throughout the narrative is one that describes without any bull. He’s too the point and very easy to believe.
Overall, a nice read.