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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail (April 1 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852426640
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852426644
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 12.8 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By H Wilson on June 27 2003
Format: Paperback
I read this book for light summer reading but I ended up not being able to put it down, its so funny and full of clever british wit that I was laughing out loud so much that my housemate thought that I had someone in the room with me.
Its not necessarily a book for people who dont like bad language but it just ads to the realism of the chapters.
i definetly think you should read this book!
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Great British Humour June 10 2005
By T. MCCANN - Published on
Format: Paperback
I've read all of Danny King's 'diaries' series and enjoyed them all, but the Burglar Diaries is the best in my opinion. This is British humour at its best. It does contain swearwords but they are in context i.e. real burglars would talk like that. If you enjoy British humour or Guy Ritchie's films ('Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' and 'Snatch') then you will definitely enjoy this book.

This is one of the few books that has had me snorting with laughter while on a train, to odd looks from the other passengers. I couldn't help it. King's writing is inventive and extremely funny; the ideas and observations flow thick and fast - never a dull moment as they say.

A great book to take on a journey.
Excellent April 22 2014
By Alan T. Stapleton - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
The author never disappoints - always funny and a compulsive read - highly recommended -you will not be disappointed with this!
Foul mouthed, irreverent and authentic Dec 26 2013
By M. R. Hamilton - Published on
Format: Paperback
Bex and Ollie spend their evenings in their dreary South-Eastern town either boozing or burgling. Narrator Bex takes his clandestine activities very seriously, and considers his thieving a trade, with skills to be honed and a moral code to be observed. His unflinching observations of every character, including himself, are perfectly pitched and blackly hilarious.

There's little happiness in Bex's life and even less glory or success, but he's honest about his failings and his prospects and it's this, along with his redemptive qualities and self-deprecating humour which King combines so well.
The burglar diaries Dec 24 2013
By MavisE - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Amusing stories from a burglar. I thought it got a little long, I liked henchmens book club better. Even though I only gave it 3 stars, i plan on reading more from Mr. King.
For some reason I couldn't put it down June 22 2013
By patrickhmcg - Published on
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I'm not a big fan of constant profanity but King' s characters seem to require it and they become loveable in a crude sort of way. King is a much better storyteller than writer (and proofreader) which makes you feel it's all genuine inside those pubs, flats and jails of Britain. This is my second Danny King book after reading The Henchmen's Book Club and I'll probably end up reading most of his works when I need a fun and funny read.

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