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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

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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

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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


About the Author: Nicholas Pileggi

Nicholas Pileggi is best known for writing the book Wiseguy which he adapted into the movie Goodfellas and for writing the book and screenplay Casino The movie versions of both were co written and directed by Martin Scorsese Pileggi also wrote the screenplay for the 1996 film City Hall He began his career as a journalist and had a profound interest in the Mafia This is where he developed his



10 thoughts on “Casino Author Nicholas Pileggi

  1. says:

    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 o

  2. says:

    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 in

  3. says:

    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 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 put together story built by stacking facts and miscellan

  4. says:

    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 possible the subject is also a liar out to impress the author interested prosecutorial figures and other suckers

  5. says:

    Sordid gossi

  6. says:

    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 interestin

  7. says:

    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 describ

  8. says:

    A true account of the mob and its Vegas connections Watch the movie Skip the book

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    I've seen the movie a hundred times and it turns out that it's pretty faithful to the bookThis book features extensive interviews with some of the major players 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 provide extra absurdity like Left Rosenthal taking the 5th 37 times in one stint on

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