Top positive review
All the little things
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2017
This book covers both the broad strokes of the Silk Road that you might have missed as the story was unfolding as well as the small nuances that you almost certainly didn’t know even if you were one of the participants.
Bilton takes a balanced reporting perspective and describes both the highs and lows of the building and ultimate downfall of the Silk Road as well as the investigative efforts that brought it down.
Probably the most striking element is the number of small mistakes that lead to setbacks and victories on both sides of this cat and mouse game.
I would say one place some may disagree with the author is in what to include and what to leave out. In any writing that is the challenge the author faces. I am satisfied with his decisions but others may not be.
This is a well written book that will fill in many of the holes left by other sources.