PDF/EBOOK Casino By Nicholas Pileggi

Rruption It s always ntertaining to see mobsters turn savagely on The Art of Memoir each other though not sontertaining when innocents get hurt and the author ho hums that particular detail Page 370 of the Pocket Books The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life edition This is an overrated book But don t worry all is not lost It just needs to be re purposed and moved into a different genreI am putting in a recommendat 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 likely to translate 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 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 seen all his movies But I don t really remember it The only thing I remember is Robert DeNiro s characters carxplodes Also I remember the men wearing a lot of terrible loud suits I don t think I liked 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 ll give it a rewatch now that I ve read the book Casino is pitched as being an action packed tale of love death and betrayalbut Nope Casino actually spends the majority of its time xplaining how the mob and our main characterbecause despite being a real person Lefty Rosenthal is a character skim money from Vegas casinos And let me tell YOU ITS NOT A FUN READ its not a fun read felt like 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 xplosivethat s a pun tale Geri Tony had a years long affair and they in all likely 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 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 was like Hey what about the sex and murder If you want a well "written story on the history of the mob in Las Vegas then "story on the history of the mob in Las Vegas then is a good book which is why I m giving it 3 starsBut I was promised a messy love triangle that led to multiple murders and that s not what I got I m gonna rewatch Scorsese s Casino because I m sure I ll like 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 like mob books or books then give this a rea. Ters in mob lore Lefty the brains of the mob's Vegas casinos; Tony Spilotro the mob's muscle; and Geri Lefty's adulterous show girl wife. .
Casino By Nicholas Pileggi

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I ve seen the movie a hundred times and it turns out that it s pretty faithful to the bookThis book features PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition extensive interviews with some of the major players in the story Pileggi s skill is to draw these all together not to mention gettingveryone to be so candid alongside the supporting research to crosscheck details and provide xtra absurdity like Left Rosenthal taking the 5th 37 times in one stint on the witness stand including on whether or not he s lefthandedI think the takeaway is that while the good guys are collecting details for their indictments the bad guys can pretty much details for their indictments the bad guys can pretty much what they want and that might take y 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 xcited 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 The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, enjoyed Pileggi s other true crime mafia tale Wiseguy which was the basis for the movie GoodfellasSo I went into this one with a lot ofxcitement And it sfine Just fine Pileggi s style is much to my liking 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 ditorializeThe 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 an xcellent longform article But there was a lot of redundancy Which is not Pileggi s fault he s just telling the story as it happened not fictionalizing it Yet this left large stretches that were boring or annoyingAgain I don t remember much about the movie but I got the impression that Rosenthal and Spilotro I ve been saying Spiltoro all these years my bad were closer than they actually were One ran gambling the other did robberies and they kind of interacted Individually their stories were interesting but really nothing special And the heart of the tale Geri Rosenthal s wife was destructive and this played into his tendencies in what was an abusive loveless marriage with two poor kids at the center of it It was kind of sad than anything Pileggi does "a good job of centering the story around mob activity in Vegas that s obviously why most of us "good job of centering the story around mob activity in Vegas that s obviously why most of us reading it anyway But the real story is the triangle between those three and I just found that depressingThis book had the opposite ffect of making me not want to revisit the movie I m done with this tale Though I am curious about how Sharon Stone adapted Geri she was nominated for an Oscar So maybe some day A true account of the mob and its Vegas connections Watch the movie Skip the book One of the best books about the mo. From the author of the best selling Mafia xposé Wiseguy comes this inside story of the billion dollar gambling industry and the secret. B 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 player Here is a book that the movie with the same title was based on Of course the book goes into detail about the life 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 longer there It was also amazing how at one time he was running the book for four casinos This book has a lot of details and history that was interesting to read I also remember reading about the framer who found the bodies in his field years later 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 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 low in the "in 1970 s Las Vegas This book spills the goods as if being whispered on the down low in the booth of some bar amidst a smoky cigarette haze whispered on the down low in the booth of some bar amidst a smoky cigarette haze s all salacious and outrageous and true The bits and pieces of this true 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 no longer carries the book The narrative lacks a strong and balanced storyline to highlight "The Good Material Fast "good material Fast and The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl entertaining book on organized crime in the Las Vegas casino systemWould bexcellent Exile and Pilgrim except that it suffers from AES A hole Encouragement Syndrome This is where the author overlooks certain warning signs about his main subject Since the subject isither a murderer a con man a thugs andor a thief it is uite possible the subject is also a liar 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 nad of their subject s casual violenceWhile Pileggi sometimes includes contradictory testimony from antagonists to the criminals he does not give any guideposts to 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 co. Ive dangerous men who run it At the heart of this true tale of love revenge and murder Mafia style are some of the most memorable charac. .