I just finished an entertaining book, "God's Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre," by Richard Grant. Grant, an Englishman who now lives in Tucson, determined, against all advice to the contrary, that he would attempt to traverse the 900 miles of Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains alone.
The book begins with Grant being hunted by coked-up Mexican rednecks who kill "to please the trigger finger," and the back-story doesn't let up much from there. It's a look at a culture that's impoverished, ravaged by narco-violence and machismo, and headed nowhere fast. Everyone's on the take and on the prowl. It's a place where declining an offer to get drunk can get you killed. And so can accepting one. It's a good read, and I recommend it to you.
So what do you recommend for me? If you could suggest just one book for me to read in the next couple of weeks, what would it be? Nominations are now open. Hit me up.