September 9, 2015 at 1:34 pm #3800September 9, 2015 at 2:14 pm #3823
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.September 10, 2015 at 1:36 pm #4156September 18, 2015 at 2:24 pm #6514October 23, 2015 at 1:27 pm #13510October 28, 2015 at 9:36 am #14422December 4, 2015 at 1:07 pm #22392December 4, 2015 at 1:27 pm #22400December 4, 2015 at 3:50 pm #22468
chicowalkerParticipantDecember 24, 2015 at 10:09 am #26307January 19, 2016 at 9:09 am #31699
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.February 18, 2016 at 3:05 pm #37836February 18, 2016 at 5:51 pm #37874
CornerBlitzParticipantFebruary 19, 2016 at 8:06 am #37886
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.February 19, 2016 at 8:13 am #37887February 20, 2016 at 9:43 am #38023
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.February 20, 2016 at 10:13 am #38025February 20, 2016 at 10:35 am #38026
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.February 25, 2016 at 9:45 pm #38894March 16, 2016 at 1:01 pm #42091March 23, 2016 at 9:00 am #43215March 23, 2016 at 9:18 am #43227
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 tooApril 19, 2016 at 1:49 pm #47264April 19, 2016 at 3:06 pm #47282
The Lost Airman by Seth Meyerowitz was terrific.
Was it about Cecil O’Malley or Anthony Rodriguez?April 20, 2016 at 8:33 am #47323May 10, 2016 at 10:57 pm #50643
Patrick PassParticipantMay 21, 2016 at 4:44 pm #52069June 12, 2016 at 4:39 pm #54880July 12, 2016 at 10:03 am #58537
This is going in my queue after I finish The Comedians, by Kliph Nesteroff (a fantastic read).July 21, 2016 at 4:51 pm #60056August 12, 2016 at 1:41 pm #62794August 12, 2016 at 1:45 pm #62795September 1, 2016 at 1:34 pm #65386October 14, 2016 at 10:39 pm #72038
Have very much enjoyed the first seven crime/mystery novels by C.J. Box about Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett.
Also picked up Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City, which I’m sure was recommended by someone during the Legacy Board days.
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jforbParticipantMarch 11, 2017 at 7:45 am #93536
Thinking about getting into Stephen King again. Top five books that aren’t The Shining or 11.22.63?
I have a bias for the novellas and short stories. Have you read all of them?
If we’re going strictly novels my top 5 would be: Pet Sematary, It, The Green Mile, Bag of Bones, and Salems Lot. Love Needful Things too.April 11, 2017 at 1:52 pm #96749
A Man For All Market by Edward Thorp was outstanding. Fellow degenerate gamblers here might know him as one of the inventors of the blackjack card counting system still used today. I never knew after his casino days he went on and ran his own hedge fund and made a gazillion dollars there as well. Pretty interesting story on his entire life and some of the nutty things they tried like beating roulette using micro computers and stuff.
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