Title: Help I am Being Held Prisoner
Author: Donald E. Westlake
My Rating: 3.5 stars
‘Help I am being Held Prisoner’ by Donald E. Westlake is comical, waggish and somewhat ludicrous. It’s about a prankster who ended up in the Jail when one of his pranks goes awfully wrong. It’s not really the hard crime fiction, but rather a funny account of bank robbery, prison life, and a few interesting characters.
The narration comprises of dialogues and conversations and talks. The composition of words and dialogues did leave me giggling and smiling as I read. The funniest in the book were the jokes played by the protagonist to stop his fellow inmates to rob the bank. And when finally, the bank robbery did happen, it was with complete hysterical fashion.
This book by Donald E. Westlake is a witty fiction originally written around the 1970s which could be picked for an easy-peasy read. An amusing story which will certainly keep you occupied. Could be picked up for a one time read.
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