It was packed full of interesting information, albeit in a very disorganized manner, and various explorations into the means, tools, and min of burglars.
Manaugh not only explores the art of burglary but the architectural structures with all of their vulnerabilities that they burglarize.
Such means may include studying a city 's fire building codes which can allow for the precise knowledge of how many apartments exist per floor, the distance to the nearest exit, how large each apartment is ( the larger would infer more expensive loot) and which doors would set off fire alarms.
I did find it very interesting that Manaugh explained the accessibility of all of the information and tools needed to pull off a successful burglary.
Manaugh really brings us into the minds of the thie, providing us with insights into what type of thinking would go into the architectural landscape and the skills required.
You have to think in a fundamentally different spatial way about the city laid out below, including how neighbourhoods are actually connected and what the most efficient routes might be between them.
This memoi gives accounts of interesting historical heists, the technical jargon of a burglar 's repertoire and a nuance look at a whole subculture of criminality and how it relates to our urban and architectural environment.
I would say that this is a well-written, accessible and very entertaining look into not only the eye-opening sophistication behind burglary but also how the urban environment spawns such crimes and at what hilarious lengths people will go to for a bit of extra cash or a Rolex.