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  • 15 November 2017
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characters ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Nicholas Pileggi Nicholas Pileggi ↠ 6 Read & Download Summary Casino AUTHOR Nicholas Pileggi 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 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 lot of excitement 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 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 an excellent 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 are reading it anyway But the real story is the triangle between those three and I just found that depressingThis book had the opposite effect 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

Summary Casino AUTHOR Nicholas Pileggi

Casino AUTHOR Nicholas Pileggi

characters ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Nicholas Pileggi Nicholas Pileggi ↠ 6 Read & Download Summary Casino AUTHOR Nicholas Pileggi 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 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

characters ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Nicholas Pileggi

characters ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Nicholas Pileggi Nicholas Pileggi ↠ 6 Read & Download Summary Casino AUTHOR Nicholas Pileggi From the author of the best selling Mafia exposé Wiseguy comes this inside story of the billion dollar gambling industry and the secret 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