Casino by Nicholas Pileggi (New)
Ve triangle that ed to multiple murders and that s not what I got I m gonna rewatch Scorsese s Casino because I m sure I A Constellation of Vital Phenomena llike it as an adult and I know for a fact that I get the messiness I was craving from the bookSharon Stone plays Geri If you ike mob books or books then give this a read Fast reading and entertaining book on organized crime in the Las Vegas casino systemWould be excellent except
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hole Encouragement Syndrome This is where author overlooks certain warning signs about Encouragement Syndrome This is where the author overlooks certain warning signs about main Since the subject is either a murderer a con man a thugs andor a thief it is uite possible the subject is also a iar out to impress the author interested prosecutorial figures and other suckers who read the book AES is a common ailment of books in this genre I m talking about you Howie Carr The authors seem enad of their subject s casual violenceWhile Pileggi sometimes includes contradictory testimony from antagonists to the criminals he does not give any guideposts to Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights let you know who is the bigger bull crapper Thus I am not sure how well researched this book is though Pileggi seems to have have interviewed different people besides RosenthalPileggi does not give a good sense of the times or the background of Las Vegas in the 70 sStill an interesting read and a decent primer on Vegas casino corruption It s always entertaining to see mobsters turn savagely on each other though not so entertaining when innocents get hurt and the author ho hums that particular detail Page 370 of the Pocket Books edition One of the best books about the mob in Las Vegas It so happens that the complex web surrounding Frank Rosenthal in Las Vegas was one of the most difficult organized crime related operations in Vegas Pileggi clearly describes the power struggles between the various players in great detail I ve seen the movie a hundred times and it turns out that it s pretty faithful to the bookThis book features extensive interviews with some of the major players in the story Pileggi s skill is to draw these all together not to mention getting everyone to be so candid alongside the supporting research to crosscheck details and provide extra absurdityike Left Rosenthal taking the 5th 37 times in one stint on the witness stand including on whether or not he s Still Life with Chickens lefthandedI think the takeaway is that while the good guys are collecting details for their indictments the bad guys can pretty much do what they want and that might take years But once they ve accumulated enough information the whole thing rolls downhill pretty uickly after that It s an interesting story of financing and skimming and empire building. Ters in mobore Lefty the brains of the mob's Vegas casinos; Tony Spilotro the mob's muscle; and Geri Lefty's adulterous show girl wife. ,
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Te better to film The reality is far brutal and fascinating than the movie however Anyone who has any interest in the inner workings of casinos or old Las Vegas should read this Sordid gossip and outrageous bravado highlight the inside tales of mob rule in 1970 s Las Vegas This book spills the goods as if being whispered on the down ow in the back booth of some bar amidst a smoky cigarette haze It s all salacious and outrageous and true The bits and pieces of this true Paradox Bound life crime drama particularly the first person narratives are amazing in their candor However the age of the book has taken a toll Social media is now center stage and what was once over the top and tawdry is now a bit muted The stories of corruption grab interest but the shock value noonger carries the book The narrative acks a strong and balanced storyline to highlight the good material A true account of the mob and its Vegas connections Watch the movie Skip the book Reading Rush Read a book set someplace you wish you could go Las VegasA million years ago I watched the movie Casino because its a Martin Scorsese
Movie And I Ve Seenand I ve seen his movies But I don t really remember it The only thing I remember is Robert DeNiro s characters car explodes Also I remember the men wearing a ot of terrible STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare loud suits I don t think Iiked it that much but I was only 15 and I watched it right after I watched GoodfellasOne of my ALL TIME FAVES So maybe I l give it a rewatch now that I ve read the book Casino is pitched as being an action packed tale of ove death and betrayalbut Nope Casino actually spends the majority of its time explaining how the mob and our main characterbecause despite being a real person Lefty Rosenthal is a character skim money from Vegas casinos And Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays let me tell you its not a fun read It feltike the author Mitch Pileggi was interested in the skim so that s what he focused on but come onI came here for the sex and murder The story of Lefty Rosenthal his wife Geri and his business partner Tony Spilotro is an explosivethat s a pun tale Geri Tony had a years Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All long affair and they in allikely hood blew up Lefty in his car The mob was pissed that this affair was messing with their money and bodies started dropping So given the importance this What a Lass Wants love triangle had on the fall of mob involvement in Las Vegas How much time the book spend on this affair About 30 pages Its almost as if Nicholas Pileggi wrote the whole book and then his publisher wasike Hey what about the sex and murder If you want a well written story on the history of the mob in Las Vegas then Casino is a good book which is why I m giving it 3 starsBut I was promised a messy Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis: Advice from Twentysomethings Who Have Been There and Survived lo. Ive dangerous men who run it At the heart of this true tale ofove revenge and murder Mafia style are some of the most memorable charac.
This is an overrated book But don t worry all is not ost It just needs to be re purposed And Moved Into A Different moved into a different am putting in a recommendation to officially change the title to The Encyclopedia of Mafia
Run Casinos If you are ooking for a well told story then go somewhere else Preferably back into Mario Puzo novelsCasinos If you are ooking for a well told story then go somewhere else Preferably back into Mario Puzo novels the other hand if you want to read a hastily put together story built by stacking facts and miscellaneous information on top of one another then The Thirteen-Gun Salute look no furtherIt readsike a mixture of an MTV True Life episode mixed in with some History Channel narration than it does Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery like a story about an ambitious mobsters rise and fall in theand of ol Las VegasThe story and the characters are there but you l have to go digging for them if you want to find the bones of things Here is a book that the movie with the same title was based on Of course the book goes into detail about the ife of Lefty Rosenthal Starting from his childhood through his time in Vegas Overall this is a good book with the parts of Vegas bring back memories of the old casinos that are no The Day Fidel Died longer there It was also amazing how at one time he was running the book for four casinos This book has aot of details and history that was interesting to read I also remember reading about the framer who found the bodies in his field years ater and they turned out to be that of Tony Spilotro and that of his brother many many years after he went missing from Vegas Overall it was a good story about old Vegas I got this book from netgalley I gave it 4 stars Follow us at www1rad readerreviewscom Continuing my rather unexpected trip through books that inspired Martin Scorsese films I finished I Heard You Paint Houses a week ago here s Nicholas Pileggi s Casino I was excited to read it because1 I watched the movie years ago and remember almost nothing about it2 I recently watched Hustlers and people kept comparing it to Casino3 I enjoyed Pileggi s other true crime mafia tale Wiseguy which was the basis for the movie GoodfellasSo I went into this one with a ot of excitement And it sfine Just fine Pileggi s style is much to my iking than Charles Brandt s is It s structured the same way but Pileggi is a seasoned veteran he knows what s appropriate for the subject to share and what he needs to editorializeThe thing is it s not that interesting of a story Or rather it s not one that merits a 400 page treatment It would make for The true story behind the movie Casino this book of the same title goes into far detail about the rise and fall of Frank Lefty Rosenthal As you read it you notice that the movie changed certain details than ikely to transla. From the author of the best selling Mafia exposé Wiseguy comes this inside story of the billion dollar gambling industry and the secret.