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  • #3800

    Lebron
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    Trying to find a good read on the Five Families, saw this one:

    Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America’s Most Powerful Mafia Empires

    by Selwyn Raab

    Anyone read this or have any other suggestions?

    #3823

    Danny Duberstein
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    Trying to find a good read on the Five Families, saw this one: Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America’s Most Powerful Mafia Empires by Selwyn Raab Anyone read this or have any other suggestions?

     

    I’m reading it and it’s well done, but it’s a bit of a slog.  His research is impeccable, but his writing is a bit dense.  Not a bad book by any stretch of the imagination, just doesn’t grab you by the balls.

    #4156

    Danny Duberstein
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    Not as broad in scope as the Raab book but on our own Suz’s recommendation I am reading that Hoffa book, I Heard You Paint Houses and it’s bleeding fantastic.

    #6514

    02062
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    #13510

    02062
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    Read the Lufthansa book – not bad – some new stuff – I suspect alot of it is Henry BS.

    #14422

    Danny Duberstein
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    The Martian audiobook is fantastic

     

    cant wait to see it on video

    #22392

    Danny Duberstein
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    LeBron apparently James Ellroy has moved to your neck of the woods. Interview I read with him was held at an Elway restaurant.

    Cant wait for his next book

    #22400

    Lebron
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    He says II is meh and I and III are below that?  He puts I and III in the same category?  LA can have him.

    #22468

    chicowalker
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    Anyone ever read Legacy of Ashes?

    #26307

    02062
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    Got this at a Yankee Swap over the weekend – not bad never knew that Natalie Wood’s mother may or may not have pimped out 16 year old Natalie to Frank

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    #31699

    Danny Duberstein
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    Got a few things I am reading now:

    Trigger Mortis (Bond audiobook)

    Grey Wolf (about Hitlers escape from Berlin and South American network and sightings)

    The Road To Little Dribbling- Bill Bryson

    and a Life Magazine restropective on James Bond.

    Oh, and the Coloring Book by Colin Quinn when I have time.

    #37836

    Kevin
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    Any suggestions for a new Lehane/Chuck Hogan style crime novel?

    #37874

    CornerBlitz
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    Massacre on the Merrimack- Jay Atkinson

    #37886

    Danny Duberstein
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    Any suggestions for a new Lehane/Chuck Hogan style crime novel?

    Not really the same style, but if you haven’t read Perfidia by James Ellroy give it a read.

    Also, Viva La Madness by JJ Connolly.  The follow up to Layer Cake.

    #37887

    Danny Duberstein
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    Also, anything by George Pelecanos.  Might start with Drama City.

    And Charlie Huston, I would start with the Hank Thompson Trilogy (Caught Stealing, Six Bad Things, A Dangerous Man).  Pretty noir-ish.

    #38023

    Kevin
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    Found one in the library that I ended up reading in three days.

    Revere Beach Boulevard by Roland Merullo.

    Good stuff. It’s got it all. Real Eye-talian goombah shit, degenerate gamblers, Whitey Bulgeresque crime bosses, the obligatory long-held family secret.

    It’s from 1998, but the guy wrote a sequel in 2014 I now have to read.

    #38025

    InThisTown
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    That’s a good one.

    #38026

    Kevin
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    That’s a good one.

    At first I thought it was pretty generic, but when he starts writing in the voice of the old first gen Italian father, those parts were as well done as a Trump steak.

    #38894

    Danny Duberstein
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    Reading, at the suggestion of Sam Vincent, Harlot’s Ghost by Mailer.  I had never read any Mailer before (I’m an admitted Luddite), and I like it.  But my God is he windy.  Never use 1 word when 14 will do.  Exquisitely written, but sometimes frustrating.

    #42091

    Danny Duberstein
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    Started the new Douglass Brinkley book on FDR’s environmentalism last night.  Pretty good read so far.

    #43215

    Danny Duberstein
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    Started the new Bill Walton book, Back From The Dead.  It’s part regular biography, but then works into the story of his recovery from a back injury that basically left him on the floor of his hours for 3 years.  I guess his spine just gave out.  Good read.

    #43227

    Lebron
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    Started the new Bill Walton book, Back From The Dead. It’s part regular biography, but then works into the story of his recovery from a back injury that basically left him on the floor of his hours for 3 years. I guess his spine just gave out. Good read.

    Good to hear as I was thinking about downloading that one, and admittedly I am interested in the Jay Williams book too

    #47264

    02062
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    The Lost Airman by Seth Meyerowitz was terrific.

    #47282

    Tommyfw
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    The Lost Airman by Seth Meyerowitz was terrific.

    Was it about Cecil O’Malley or Anthony Rodriguez?

    #47323

    02062
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    The Lost Airman by Seth Meyerowitz was terrific.

    Was it about Cecil O’Malley or Anthony Rodriguez?

    Sgt. Arthur Meyerowitz – believe it was written by his grandson.

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