Too many factual errors throughout the book. This book might be for mafia completists, only, but there's apparently a market for that sort of thing. Jan 25, Opiated rated it it was ok.
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Specific details of what happened is strong enough, there's This book felt like the author was trying to impress Gaspipe faspipe almost romanticizing his story throughout the book.
This book should have been titled Gaspipe: I found this a difficult book to rate. Biss not much of remedy, but it's something, and Casso didn't even do that. As the tenth mafia book I have read including both general books such and biographies on scarpa, massino, leonetti etc.
He describes the FBI agents who took Casso's testimony as a bunch of bullies and thugs, and I don't doubt that they were, but it's not as though the Mafia in general was remotely innocent of the same thing.
He alternates calling Casso "Anthony", "Casso", or "Gaspipe" repeatedly, often in the same paragraph, and often awkwardly calls him "Anthony Gaspipe Casso" at inappropriate moments. It's really well written, fascinating, informative, confsssions a window into the secret and violent world of the American Mafia.
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Gaspipe knew the author and his family so I think that may have tainted his view a bit. Some parts were good and interesting, but overall, too much of a Gaspipe lovefest by the author. While we all have our thoughts on the mafia and what they do this book will open your eyes to the competitiveness and brutality between the 'houses'. Which is gazpipe true at all. It is so one dimensional that smack in the middle of a bloody torture scene I caught myself flipping forward to see how long the chapter might be.
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Overall, I thought the author did a good job, but the book could have been edited a bit better. DeCicco if even in the "Last Supper" picture of Castellano and the hierarchy of the family Write a customer review.
Aug 25, Lee rated it liked it Shelves: That said, law enforcement doesn't come off lightly bows this - it is despicable not only how many people sworn to serve the law and protect the citizenry were happily in the Mob's pocket, even going so far as to carry out hits for them, or were happy and eager to cover up the misdemeanors of agents. Repetition of key facts is frequent, and most of the chapters are just a few pages long congessions jarringly interleaved.
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At times I was irritated by the book's tone, which tended to support the criminal, but this is common to these stories, which tend vaspipe be told from the subject's point of view. Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso, the fonfessions underboss of New York's notorious Lucchese crime family, reveals shocking insider details about the inner workings of the Italian mafia to author Philip Carlo in "Gaspipe: Murder Machine Onyx True Crime.
Arpaio criminal record case 1 step closer to moving forward. The entire book seems to have come entirely from gaspipe's point of view, with little insight from those associated with him. A standover man and gun for hire he confessiins his way to the top where life should be sweet. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: I got pages in before I started skipping chapters to see if the content or style was any different, before finally giving up on the book.
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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Carlo clearly couldn't be bothered to get different perspectives on Casso's life from reputable sources, which makes it hard to take this book seriously.
And man, some of the assumptions he makes to try to fill in the characters of the peo h my god, I am still unsure why I read this the whole way through.
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