"Zufällige Bekanntschaften" ist der zweite Sammelband mit kurzen Erzählungen des Münchner Autors Mark Read.
- Die Sache mit Raphaela
- Der Ballon
- Ein Traum von Paris
- Der Andere
- Das Abendessen am Meer
- Zufällige Bekanntschaften
From The Inside is the first shot in the Chopper canon - written from his gaol cell and laced with the brutal humour that made this Australian crime commando a true legend of the underworld.
Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read is Australia's most famous standover man and one of its most prolific authors.
Now, for the very first time, all eleven volumes of Chopper's memoirs are together in this special collector's edition. From his criminal youth to his time in prison to his life as a reformed man, the entire journey is here.
This omnibus edition contains the following complete and unabridged books:
From the Inside: Chopper 1
Hits and Memories: Chopper 2
How to Shoot Friends and Influence People: Chopper 3
For the Term of His Unnatural Life: Chopper 4
Pulp Faction: Chopper 5
No Tears for a Tough Guy: Chopper 6
The Singing Defective: Chopper 7
The Sicilian Defence: Chopper 8
The Final Cut: Chopper 9
The Popcorn Gangster: Chopper 10.5
Last Man Standing: Chopper 11
Chopper is an icon in popular Australian culture and in the criminal underworld. Find out why in Chopper's own words.
Underworld standover man and executioner Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read was released from Pentridge Prison in November, 1991, vowing never to return. He became an instant celebrity when his autobiography Chopper: From the Inside hit the bestseller lists (it also holds the record as Australia's most shop-lifted book). Six months later, he was back in jail charged with the shooting of a biker, and busy writing his second volume of memoirs.
In this sequel, Chopper gives us more stories of crime and criminals that made his first book an international publishing sensation, from bookie robberies to hitmen, slavery and kidnapping.
Written with dark humour and an intimate knowledge of some of Australia's most notorious criminals and crimes, Hits and Memories is a unique look at Australia's underbelly.
How to Shoot Friends and Influence People, Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read's third book, was written behind bars as Chopper faced life in prison for a shooting he claimed he didn't commit. For this book, Chopper obtained confidential and extensive prison files relating to him under the Freedom of Information Act. These included psychological assessments, plus prison classification and discipline records. They provide a fascinating insight into how this maverick criminal dealt with the prison system over two decades.
Featuring the infamous story of Tanya and Eddy, Chopper's coming-of-age yarn from his 18th birthday, plus reflections on the end of his long-term relationship and what it's like to be the most famous author-in-residence at Risdon Prison, this third volume of his memoirs contains more tales of the criminal underworld told in Chopper's unique style.
Mark "Chopper" Read is over fifty years old and has spent almost half that time in prison. He is a man who knows the Australian prison system better than any other. He knows how the definitive school of hard knocks turns juvenile delinquents into hardened criminals. How it feels to be thrust into a world of violent psychopaths and be changed, irrevocably, into the worst of their number.
He also knows how it feels to get stabbed (a massive punch with a cold pin in the middle). How it feels to lose your ears to a prison-issue razor blade (a gurgling sound like a little brook). How it feels to fight, maim and mutilate to stay alive. And what it means when that way of life no longer makes sense.
This book is Chopper's redemption. It is the real story of the man, the criminal and the prisoner, told with black humour and surprising insight.