Book Reviews of Gangster

Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra
ISBN-13: 9780345425294
ISBN-10: 0345425294
Publication Date: 7/2002
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 48 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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This was a great book! Being a big fan of all that is The Godfather and mob related movies and books, this was one of the best. It followed Angelo Vesteiri from his birth on a ship headed to America throughout his career as a mobster. Very good read.
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Don't shy away because it is a ganster novel, it is quite a compelling story with raw and realistic emotions, a true family drama.
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Larry King in USA Today- "A page-turner of a mafia story that takes us inside the characters and makes them jump off the pages."
Chicago Sun-Times - " An epic that embraces not only a handful of flawed men and women on the margins of society, but their time and place....Carcaterra knows the underworld's rhythms and philosophy.... Gangland is [his] country."
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Good Mafia Stuff
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Another great book by Carcaterra.
I was completely transfixed for at least half of it.
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Fascinating tale of a young boy's rise in the New York underworld. The twist at the end will really surprise you.
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A mob boss that rivals Vito. . .
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A story of immigration, mafia and crime in the streets of Manhatten. A provoking and "full of fast action" novel written by the author of SLEEPERS.
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Born in the midst of tragedy and raised in the shadow of a shocking secret, young Angelo Vestieri chooses to flee both his past and his father to seek a second family - the criminals who preside over early twentieth century New York. In his bloody rise from soldier to mob boss, he encounters ever more barbaric betrayals, yet comes to understand the meaning of loyalty. As the years pass, as enemies are made and defeated, as wars are fought and won, the old don meets an abandoned boy who needs a parent as much as protection. By taking Gabe under his wing and teaching him everything he knows, Angelo Vestieri will learn, in the winter of his life, which is greater: his love for the boy he cherishes, or his need to be a gangster and to live by the savage rules he helped create.
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Interesting story told by a boy raised by a Mafia crime boss in early 20th century New York. Very well written with realistic portrayals of sydicated crime through the eyes of a boy growing up. An excellent read!
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I enjoyed this book, but it took me awhile to get it read. I am not sure why it was so tedeaous, but the characters and story were well written.
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really gets your attention,very real will read more by this author