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The Gold Coast (John Sutter, Bk 1)
The Gold Coast - John Sutter, Bk 1
Author: Nelson Demille
What happens to a priggish, WASPy, disillusioned Wall Street lawyer when a Mafia crime boss moves into the mansion next door in his posh Long Island neighborhood? He ends up representing the gangster on a murder rap and even perjures himself so the mafiosostet lc can be released on $5 million bail. His marriage is crumbling, despite kinky sex ga...  more
ISBN-13: 9780446515047
ISBN-10: 0446515043
Publication Date: 4/1/1990
Pages: 500
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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  • 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.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Read all of Nelson DeMille's book (except The Gatehouse). Gold Coast and Plum Island are two of my favorites. He intertwines fact with fiction and moves the story along. Gold Coast takes you into a world of Upper Class WASP's and the dangerous world of the mob.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Good read - insight into how the the "upper class" lives

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