EBOOK / PDF Casino Author Nicholas Pileggi
This is an overrated book But don t worry
ALL IS NOT LOST IT JUSTis not lost It just to be re Eat Smarter! Soups purposed and moved into a different genreI amutting in a recommendation to officially change the title to The Encyclopedia of Mafia Run Casinos If you are looking for a well told story then go somewhere else Preferably back into Mario Puzo novels On the other hand if you want to read a hastily ut together story built by stacking facts and miscellaneous information on top of one another then look no furtherIt reads like a mixture of an MTV True Life episode mixed in *with some History Channel narration than it does like a story about an *some History Channel narration than it does like a story about an mobsters rise and fall in the land of ol Las VegasThe story and the characters are there but you ll 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 life of Lefty Rosenthal Starting from his childhood through his time in Vegas Overall this is a good book with the arts 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 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 eople 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 age 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 mu. From the author of the best selling Mafia exposé Wiseguy comes this inside story of the billion dollar gambling industry and the secret. .
Ch 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 layed into his tendencies in what was an abusive loveless marriage with two Were All in the Same Boat 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 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 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 back booth of some bar amidst a smoky cigarette haze It s all salacious and outrageous and true The bits andieces of this true life crime drama The Seven Day Circle particularly the firsterson narratives are amazing in their candor However the age of the book has 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 seen all 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 lot of terrible loudcharacters car explodes Also I remember the men wearing a lot of terrible loud 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 *was only 15 and I watched it right after I watched GoodfellasOne of my ALL TIME FAVES So maybe ll give it a rewatch now that I ve read the book Casino is itched as being an action acked tale of love death and betrayalbut Nope Casino actually spends the majority of its time explaining how the mob and our main characterbecause despite being a real erson Lefty Rosenthal is a character skim money from Vegas casinos And let me tell you its not a fun read It. 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. 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 artner Tony Spilotro is an explosivethat s a The Adult Learner pun tale Geri Tony had a years long affair and they in all likely hood blew up Lefty in his car The mob wasissed 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 First Class Murder (Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries, pages Its almost as if Nicholas Pileggi wrote the whole book and then hisublisher 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 Casino is a good book which is why I m giving it 3 starsBut I was romised 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 *a fact that I get the messiness
I Was Craving Fromwas craving from bookSharon Stone Geri If you *fact that I get the messiness I was craving from the bookSharon Stone lays Geri If you 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 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 is either a murderer a con man a thugs andor a thief it is uite Dream Weaver possible the subject is also a liar out to impress the author interestedrosecutoria 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 Acupuncture is Like Noodles power struggles between the variouslayers in great detail I ve seen the movie a hundred times and it turns out that it s The Bomb Girls’ Secrets (The Bomb Girls pretty faithful to the bookThis book features extensive interviews with some of the majorlayers 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 The Balkans in the New Millennium provide extra 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 canretty much do what they want and that might take years But once they ve accumulated enough information the whole thing rolls downhill retty uickly after that It s an interesting story of financing and skimming and empire building. 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. .