Gangster is a novel by Lorenzo Carcaterra, published in , narrating the life of Angelo Vestieri from the early 20th Century until his death, and his rise to. Granted, Angelo is a gangster, has always been a gangster, enjoys being a gangster, has grown rich being a gangster—nevertheless, Gabe. : Gangster () by Lorenzo Carcaterra and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great.

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A coming of age story about life in the gangster lifestyle. Honestly, I loved the darkness that this book had, mixed in with wise teachings that can be applied to daily livin Haven’t finished it yet, but so far I really like it!

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Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Nov 22, Harold rated it did not like it Shelves: May 11, Michele Defilippo rated it it was amazing. I loved the characters, Angelo and Pudge, from the second they were introduced in the book.

Where do I begin. Gangsters survive by minimizing risk.

I guess you can question his approach but, I can assure you, it gangsteg very effective. Nine months later, the magazine folded, leaving him unemployed.

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It is also a story that goes full circle. I couldn’t put it down. They make up the inner core. Lorenzo Carcaterra is a gifted storyteller. The characters are well developed and the writing is excellent. Angelo and Pudge are like ice and fire. Carcateerra remember crying and laughing as I read because the characters go through so much.


That scene provided the ultimate irony to this story. I like a good set-up hit, as much as the next Organized Crime junky likes, but the killing I thought was overplayed. Scarf Vit Gangster tal. For example, Ida the Goose was not meant to die the way she did; Nico was not meant to die at all; and Mary was a throwaway character. I would definitely recommend this book if anyone Though it’s been awhile since I read this book, it was good enough to have a lasting imprint in my memory.

He worked his way up to entertainment reporter before leaving the paper inheading for the green pastures of then-Time Inc. The book takes you through the decades and the introduction of new money schemes like drugs into the income gained from gambling and prostitution and how it changed everything.

Nov 15, SeRRo rated it liked it. Oct 26, Francisco rated it cagcaterra was amazing.

Aug 27, Carl Alves rated it it was amazing. The story begins with Angelo Vesteiri, an old legendary mob boss who lays dying with the two closest people to him sitting around as he tells the amazing story of his life. Gangster is a novel by Lorenzo Carcaterrapublished innarrating the life of Angelo Vestieri from the early 20th Century until his death, and his rise to power in the New York City underworld. In fact, knowing Gabe’s role before he did made it more enjoyable, because it allowed me as a reader to see how his life had been – er – “managed” without his knowing.


There were places you could go—if they knew you—where you felt safe and where they took care of you. I guess that sort of thing crops up unconsciously. He was pure gangster. One of the tag-lines on the book says it reads like a Scorsese script – perhaps a script Scorsese wrote when he was 7? Gangster is one of those books where the writing is so powerfully, beautifully haunting – and it just makes the book’s rich ideas and characterization that much richer. There are also parallels to “The Godfather” early on, which I won’t reveal, as they are spoilers.


Shortly thereafter, I was hooked!! There are alot of descriptive passages in cracaterra book but I cant help feeling like they left a lot out–I would have loved to hear more about Caecaterra, the love of Angelo’s carcatefra and also more about Pudge who played a very interesting sidekick and should have had a larger role.

Will read all of authors books an intetesting s Ice of history. The thing you have to do, however, is avoid falling into the “favorite character” cardaterra. Wasn’t sure what to expect when I started to read it. They have plenty of other things that capture their attention.

Jul 30, Pages Buy. This book is a rollercoaster read. Gangster carries the story both backward and forward in time.

The Gangster av Clive Cussler. She was also one of the toughest, carrying two loaded guns at all times.