Catch This Book as Soon as You Can
August 17, 2015 5 Comments
One of my favorite movies of all time is Catch Me If You Can. It doesn’t really fit in a genre – it’s action-packed, funny, emotional, intense… the genre I put it in is called Fun. Just plain old fun.
And… it was a book first, written by our very own Frank Abagnale, Jr. Or Frank Connors, or Frank Williams, or Robert Conrad, or Robert Monjo. Take your pick, it’s all the same crook-turned-FBI specialist.
And though the book is vastly different than the movie, I like them both just the same.
I recently read the book for the second time and was just as captivated and held to the edge of my seat as before. And honestly, the whole thing is hard to believe.
One of the major differences from the movie is that there is no Carl Hanratty hot on Abagnale’s trail – how could there be? It’s an autobiography. But even without him, the book is just as fun, because you know the FBI is never really that far behind.
Pick up the book as soon as you can. It reads as fast as the main character runs. I’ll be rereading it again and again down the line.
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