On the Brinks - Sam Millar
Sam Millar has led a very harsh and colourful life "On The Brinks" is essentially his biography,from the battle ridden streets of Belfast to the sidewalks of New York in the mid 80's/90's. Millar was an integral part of the aptly named "blanket" protest in the infamous H-blocks of Long Kesh prison Northern Ireland during the mid 70's. The first part of the book deals with his imprisonment and the picture painted is of a brutal and harsh regime where prisoners lived in virtual isolation with no possessions save for a "comfort" blanket and were subjected to systematic torture on a weekly basis. Millar tells his story in a direct and honest way sprinkled with a dry northern irish humour and the reader is left in no doubt as to his bleak situation during his period of incarceration. In total contrast the second part of the book deals with Millar's time in America and the doomed planning and robbery of the Brinks depot in Rochester New York. I love his direct style of writing, his great storytelling ability,and his unflappable humour in the face of such adversity. This is a terrific book of the highest order and available now for the first time on the kindle at the giveaway price of 0.86p! I heartily recommend and implore you to purchase, read and enjoy an author at the peak of his writing ability.