I thought ‘Shoulda Robbed A Bank’ was very well written and I was pleasantly surprised at how detailed the story was. It was a very interesting book, Hugh told his story in a very entertaining, sometimes even comical way. The story really flows; I still cannot believe some of the things Hugh has experienced. I feel like he did a great job of captivating the reader. Once I started the story I didn’t want to put it down. I was so in tuned into what would happen next. It definitely didn’t take me long to read this book at all, I was just engrossed in it. It has some very interesting facts in the book; some of it frankly blew my mind.
For instance the fact that Hugh was sentenced to 15 years for a marijuana offense, he was told he would probably only serve 5 of those said years. Honestly even that is an outrageous amount of years for a marijuana offense considering criminals do so much worse and get practically nothing. The real cincher that got me here is that a fellow inmate of Hugh’s was arrested for armed robbery, he was sentence to 25 years but was told he would be out within a year. I don’t know about you but that doesn’t sit right with me. The man held up people at gun point and he got a slap on the hand.
Now I don’t smoke pot but I also don’t think it should be illegal. My mother and my great grandmother suffered through cancer and the horrendous treatment that went with it. My great grandmother went through hell and refused to use the aid of marijuana simply because it was illegal. My mother however broke down and smoked when it got really bad. Boy did it do wonders for her. So the way I feel that is we have something in our grasps that can help, especially with such a horrid disease, why not use it? Why do people have to suffer? Honestly most of the prescription medications out there are much more dangerous that weed! So is alcohol and they are both very legal. What kind of sense does that make? None I tell you. Have you ever heard of anyone overdosing on pot? No, I didn’t think so. How about going crazy and causing violence and mass destruction? No again, ok then. I think I have made my point; this book just reinforced my outlook on the fact that the government has their priorities messed up.
I really did enjoy Hugh’s book and I would love to read more from him. I think he has had quite the life. I am really glad that Hugh decided to share his story, it was very good. I also believed he was wrongly sentenced. In the end maybe he should have robbed a bank. 🙂
Shoulda Robbed A Bank
Publisher: Rooty Tooty Candy Company
Publishing Date: April 29, 2012