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The Gold Coast (John Sutter, Bk 1)
The Gold Coast - John Sutter, Bk 1
Author: Nelson DeMille
Welcome to the fabled Gold Coast, that stretch on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America. Here two men are destined for an explosive collision: John Sutter, Wall Street lawyer, holding fast to a fading aristocratic legacy; and Frank Bellarosa, the Mafia don who seizes his piece of ...  more
ISBN-13: 9780446360852
ISBN-10: 0446360856
Publication Date: 3/1/1991
Pages: 640
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3.8 stars, based on 245 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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I didn't enjoy the story line that well. It was something I had a hard time relating to. The female characters were unbelievable and the voice of the male characters did not ring true.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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This was the first Nelson DeMille novel that I have ever read. Overall, I would rate my experience as average.

The concept of the novel seemed interesting: modern-day Gold Coast society meets the Mafia. However, I found the history of the Gold Coast, the ruin and abandonment of its palatial homes, and the allusions to the grandeur that was once the Gilded Age far more interesting than the story and struggles of the main characters themselves. The plot itself fell a little flat.

This story would have been much better if it had been told in a third fewer pages. In short, this felt like a plot that had nowhere to go and all day to get there. Very few of the characters were fully developed, and by the end I was at the point where I no longer cared about any of them. This was neither The Great Gatsby or The Sopranos, but rather something in the middle that rendered it anemic and easily forgettable.

I have heard that other DeMille novels are fantastic. Unfortunately, this isn't one of them.
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Great story line and inside view of the mafia and Long Island upper crust. A bit drawn out, but good.

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I loved this book. The characters are fascinating. Interesting historical info about Long Island. Mr. Demille's descriptions are concise but easy to picture in my mind. I would love to see this book made into a movie.
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Great reading with an interesting story and diverse characters. Also a great series.
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One of the best writers out there. He's written many books but this is one of the best. Some may find it boring but the writing itself is worth the read. Great story, good plot, interesting characters who could ask for more!

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