Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower April 24, 2019 meh The tricky thing is the point. It's one of those books that I'm not quite sure what to make of. It's an interesting story; I just don't really see what they're trying to say. I feel like some readers might think that it's glorifying con artists. Message Tricky Vic is an interesting person from history.