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confession of a pick pocket
"Confession of a pickpocket' is a true story about rebellion, petty crime and adventure in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, before the civil war.
Plot/Idea: 6 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 7 out of 10
Overall: 6.75 out of 10


Plot/Idea: In Confessions of a Pickpocket, Beslac seeks redemption through a detailed recounting of his unlawful deeds and their repercussions; Beslac's unflinching honesty and incisive self-reflection are hard-hitting. 

Prose: Despite some minor structural issues, the prose is straightforward, concise, and vivid. The order of events can become confusing, however, as Beslac chooses to tell his story in a non-linear manner.

Originality: Beslac's candid revelations and unveiling of his past choices is a decisively original and creative method of storytelling.

Character/Execution: Beslac's character is clear throughout the memoir. Readers may struggle to accept a number of his choices, but will value the fact that he doesn't sugar coat his misdeeds or shy from conveying even the darkest chapters of his life.

Date Submitted: October 06, 2023