E–pub/Kindle [World Gone By] ´ Dennis Lehane
Sworst mass shooting in US history Las Vegasoh and "don t forget noko taunts A book with cover artwork that includes a faux sticker with a Stephen King "t forget noko taunts A book with cover artwork that includes a faux sticker with a Stephen King about this book The best gangster novel since The Godfather A Joe stared out at all the prehistoric flora and told himself that s exactly what was troubling him that s what was gnawing at his soul the difference between him and a savageHe told himself and then he pledged to himself that there was a differenceThere wasThere wasA couple snorts of rye and he almost believed itThis is the last book in Lehane s Coughlin trilogy and it is the most disappointing I feel like Lehane has really lost the thread here The first book The Given Day was amazing The second book Live by Night was good This one is just mehJoe Coug I completely enjoyed this book for a Number Of Reasons I M Not A Fan Of Bad of reasons I m not a fan of bad so when I found myself drawn to Joe Coughlin I was shocked Yes he s a gangster however he possesses a bit of a conscious or at least twinges of guilt in some instances and his devotion to his son was the deal breaker forcing me to become a fan Joe walks the tight rope of morality and immorality uestions right and wrong searching deep within for justification of ugly tasks performed Joe is a walking contradiction as flawed as flawed can be Lehane allows the reader into his head and heart the gritty lonely uestionable life of a gangsterPlenty of action all characters were colorful a few vibrant than others I had no idea where Lehane would take Joe was there a hit placed on him or was it merely a rumor Who would be the assassin The story unravels hitting a monumental apex with twists galore I was pleased with the ending admittedly I didn t see it comingI m a sucker for a narrative uestioning morality you will find yourself pondering much along with Joe I enjoyed the era too the harsh and cruel life in the mob but Joe draws you in without hesitationA well crafted narrative leaving you with much to consider a compelling character all around good read A psychological adventure without a doubt In this 3rd book in the Joe Coughlin series the gangsterbusinessman is in the midst of deadly mob rivals The book can be read as a standaloneAs the book opens World War II is raging Joe Coughlin a former crime boss in the Tampa area is now of a businessman gangster living a or less respectable life with his 9 year old son Tomas Joe is an advisor to current Florida crime boss Dino Bartolo and friends with top lieutenant Rico DiGiacomo whom he s nown since childhood He s also on good terms with other gang bosses because he makes lots of money for everyone and doesn t skim or cheatSo Joe is surprised when a hit woman needing his help tells Joe that a hit on him is scheduled for Ash Wednesday Meanwhile Bartolo s gang is short on personnel because so many men have been drafted This opens lieutenant spots for some ambitious but less than brilliant criminals like Rico s brother Freddy DiGiacomo Freddy wants to push out Montooth Dix who rules Brown Town the neighborhood where African Americans and Cubans live Freddy tries to Alien Generals Chosen Brion Brides kill Montooth but fails losing two men in the skirmish Freddy then insists that Montooth be murdered because heilled two white men though Freddy started the trouble Joe who likes Montooth is ordered to set him up Joe s life is further complicated by his torrid affair with the mayor s wife and by the ghost of a Young Boy Who Seems To Be Related To Him The boy who seems to be related to him The does an excellent job creating a dangerous atmosphere as Joe hobnobs with various gangsters who might be about to ill him It s clear that being a gang boss is a tricky business as there s always someone ready to bump you off and take your place The dramatic climax of the book takes place on a luxury yacht The book should have ended right after this but the story drags on for a bit to a somewhat surprising ending All in all this is a good story with vivid interesting characters recommended for fans of mysterythriller or gangster booksYou can follow my reviews at I like crime stories set back in the days of fedoras and trenchcoats and I m a big fan of Dennis Lehane s So this should be perfect right Sadly the best I can say is that it isn t badSet 10 years after the previous book Live By Night Of Joe's vision and seems to be trying to tell him something Racing against time and fate Joe hurtles through a violent yet intoxicating world on the brink of total collapse or epic triumph a world on the cusp of reinvention and rebirth where the old codes the old sins and the old dreams may soon be swept away once and for ,
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By Dennis LehaneNight Dennis Lehane World Gone By picks up as Joe Coughlin settles into a position as a bridge between the criminal underworld and high society Coughlin makes a lot of people a lot of money which means a lot of people are very happy so why has a hit been ordered ON HIMOVER THE PAST FEW YEARS DENNIS LEHANE HAS himOver the past few years Dennis Lehane has crept into Lawrence Block territory for me in that he s uickly becoming one of my favorite living crime writers although I m not sure Block has written a book I disliked as strongly as Since We Fell but that s neither here nor thereWorld Gone By weaves a rich tapestry of characters and settings All the major players are interconnected through alliances and rivalries that consistently raise the stakes based on actions by outside forces Joe is put through the wringer as he tries to nail down the person responsible for offering up a contract on his life He becomes so stressed during the ordeal that he hallucinates regularly adding another layer of complexity upon his predicament Despite this he s a hard character to have sympathy for While Joe s relationship with his ten year old son certainly lightens his character Lehane won t let you forget just how little empathy Joe has for others and isn t shy about showing the ruthless side of the self made gangsterThere s than enough gangland politics and violence in here to satisfy ardent Lehane fans Some scenes one in particular involving a tense standoff between two foes at a itchen table were so intense I caught myself speed reading Although it is not as strong as its predecessor Live By Night World Gone By is a great conclusion if he so chooses to conclude here to his Coughlin series that began with a sprawling epic defining post War American life in the early twentieth century The Given Day Lehane has noted in past interviews that he views this as less of a trilogy and a group of three standalone novels that are connected through a family bloodline I suppose that s true Joe is barely a character in the first novel while Joe s older brothers are seldom mentioned in the later books so it isn t exactly linear Either way I wouldn t read any of these books without reading the others It s an intricate story that I feel reuires all three books be read in orderWith a particularly haunting ending World Gone By provides a good finish line for the series although I would not be against a continuation should he choose to do so Any subseuent seuels or spin offs would likely be very different Along with his Kenzie Gennaro series Dennis Lehane has ownership of two of my favorite modern crime sagas out there Do I really need to tell you in this day and age that this is a very well written crime saga filled with fully drawn characters and a page turning plot I don t think so I could just tell you that it s a new Dennis Lehane book and you should already now what to expect World Gone By is the seuel to Lehane s Edgar Award winning Live by Night and you should definitely read that book before tackling this one It leads to a much rewarding experience Set in the middle of World War II in 1943 years after the events in Live By Night former South Florida crime boss Joe Coughlin has sort of gone legit a member of the Commission with Meyer Lansky but now he just runs his sugar cane and importexport business acting as the legal front and consigliere to the present Florida crime lords He leads a relatively uiet life between Cuba and Ybor City with his son Tomas But everything changes once Joe hears the rumours of a contract put out for his assassination a hit scheduled on Ash Wednesday eight days away This book is understandably not the epic crime saga that Live By Night was which tracked the bloody rise of Joe Coughlin from a small time hood in South Boston to the most powerful crime lord in Florida it s intimate and narrower in scope but still just as exciting the ticking clock of the assassination providing tension and suspense as the story moves forward But importantly the book deals with the theme of conseuences that come home to roost when you live the lives that these characters do with each one forced to take stock of the things that they ve done in the past and what their lives have amounted to Yet agai. Late spring 1943 The world is at war but the American mob is in its heyday Former crime boss Joe Coughlin now works as a consigliere to the infamous Bartolo Crime Family effortlessly handling its interests in Tampa Boston and Cuba In the decade since he lost his wife in a cascade of bullets Joe has made a home for himself and. .
N another good piece of work from one of my favorite authors You have put a lot of sin out into the world Joseph Maybe it s rolling back in on the tide Maybe men like us in order to be men like us sacrifice peace of mind forever This excellent novel concludes the Coughlin Family trilogy that Dennis Lehane began with The Given Day Through the three books the story ultimately comes to focus on Joe Coughlin and is set against background of the nation s turbulent history from the end of World War I to the middle of World War II Joe is the son of a Boston cop Danny Coughlin but he Ultimately Rises To Become A rises to become a crime boss with principal interests in Tampa and in Cuba He s associated with the noted gangsters of the day including Meyer Lansky and Charles Lucky LucianoAs this book opens in the spring of 1943 Joe though still a young man has essentially retired from active duty and now acts as a consigliere to the Bartolo crime family He s the man who mediates disputes and smooths the path so that other criminals can play well together He s a major earner who fronts a number of legitimate businesses and plays a critical role as organized crime makes a fortune out of the raging world warAs a practical matter Joe is the Essential Man and as a result he s untouchable or at least that s what everyone thinks But then someone tells Joe that there s a contract out on his life At first he can t believe it but then he gradually comes to realize that it may be true Even than fearing for his own life Joe worries about the fate of his young son Joe is a widower and naturally wonders what would become of his son were he to be illedJoe has precious little time to determine who might want him dead or why and even less time to figure out what he might do about it And as we watch him sort through his options and react to the forces arrayed against him the reader finds him or herself in a serious moral dilemma Why are we rooting so hard for a man who is pretty much the essence of evilThis is a gripping thought provoking story with a great protagonist and a very well drawn set of supporting characters As he has demonstrated in so many books by now Dennis Lehane is a very powerful and gifted writer and this is easily my favorite of his books since Mystic River It S A Great Conclusion To The Coughlin Family It s a great conclusion to the Coughlin family I usually give very little weight to author blurbs but in this case I would make an exception Stephen King calls this The best gangster novel since The Godfather and he ll get no argument from me 45 stars What they didn t tell you about absolute power was that it was never absolute the instant you had it someone had already lined up to try to take it away Princes could sleep soundly but never ings The ear was always tuned for the creak on the floorboard the whine of a hinge The princes would probably do well to stay alert as well Remember Richard the Third World Gone By is the final volume of Dennis Lehane s Coughlin Family trilogy T Description The best gangster novel since The Godfather Stephen King Joe Coughlin is untouchable Once one of America s most feared and prominent gangsters he now moves effortlessly between the social elite politicians police and the mob He has everything he could possibly want money power a beautiful mistress and anonymity But in a town that runs on corruption vengeance and greed success can t protect Joe from the dark truth of his past and ultimately the wages of a lifetime of sin will finally be paid in full Chilling heart breaking and gripping this is the most complex and powerful novel to date from Dennis Lehane writer on The Wire and author of modern classics such as Shutter Island Gone Baby Gone and The Given DayNope I am reading in English yet the isbn is correct shrugs Set in Tampa which thanks to the horrors of Chris Cuomo s reporting during hurricane Irma from the west coast of Florida I am now fully confident that I now where this small city lies It used to be wars which improved geography and now it is man made climate change that does the job shakes a fist at the Greenes Farevvell to Follie Sent to Courtiers and Scholers, as a President to Warne Them from the Vaine Delights, That Drawes Youth on to Repentance. Robert Greene. Vtriusq[ue] Academia in Artibus Magister. (1617) knowingly denialist Tillerson et alRead duringHurricane Maria Puerto Ricoprivate emailsushanka jr preibus bannonchemoluther strange v westworld cowboy bot in alabamasport Dare To Be Hero kneel downsDotard s 250 day. His son and once again forged everything out of nothing money power a relationship with a beautiful woman and a privileged place in Tampa's shadowy underworldBut a rumor surfaces that someone wants Joe dead And he has only days to figure out who or he will die And then there's the ghost a young boy who appears on the fringes.