Gaspipe has ratings and 62 reviews. Opiated said: This book should have been titled Gaspipe: Delusions of a Mafia Boss. That is how it reads. This is. It’s one the of country’s most high-profile, unsolved crimes — what happened to union boss Jimmy Hoffa? Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso, the former. One of the most dangerous, intriguing Mafia chieftains ever, Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso served as an apprentice thief and killer before rising to.
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Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer, a few years ago, I was looking forward for more Philip Carlo’s writing, but it seems like he is one hit wonder with The Ice Man. I generally like books about the mafia, but Carlo managed to make this one quite boring – which is hard to do with a mafia story!
Mar 14, Don rated it liked it Shelves: Confessions of a Mafia Boss,” including who he thinks was behind Hoffa’s infamous demise. For example, just about every man in the book was described as a “stone cold killer” or “psychopath. In France, protests planned amid New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Repetition of key facts is gaslipe, and most of the chapters are just a few pages long and jarringly interleaved.
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Click on the video to the left of this text to hear Carlo’s account of “Gaspipe’s” long list of crimes and bodies he left in his wake. It’s one the of country’s most high-profile, unsolved crimes — what happened to union boss Jimmy Hoffa?
Open Preview See a Problem? Philip Carlo’s writing leaves a lot to be confeasions. It also seemed as if much of the details in the ending were left out. He started to get paranoid about who was going to I liked the book because it talked about how he grew up.
Personally I don’t like when an author does that, especially when describing someone torturing someone else. Trump says concrete border wall was ‘never abandoned,’ contradicting Kelly’s comments. Outgoing Defense Secretary James Mattis tells troops ‘hold fast’ in farewell letter. Maybe it would have worked better if it was a novella, because with the number of times that certain facts were repeated over and over again makes me maria that there simply wasn’t enough material there to make an entire book.
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I think this might have been my favorite mafoa ever if I was still 14 years old. This is my second book by Carlo, and, like the first, it had a strong element of self-aggrandizement. Also like the first, it was overly repetitive.
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He ended up getting screwed by the government on his plea deal which I find pretty funny and he is set to spend the rest of z life in prison. What you need to know to start your day.
Gaspkpe Kazan’s immortal Conessions the Waterfront was an in-depth study of the New York harbor docks, the stranglehold the Mafia had on the waterfront. The full horror of the subject’s actions, the impact on people’s lives, and on society are not fully enunciated, although perhaps one could say such things are understood.
Michael Casso introduced his young son around South Brooklyn’s social clubs, where “men of honor” did business by shaking pinkie-ringed hands—hands equally at home pilfering stolen goods from the Brooklyn docks or gripping the cold steel of a silenced pistol.
Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss by Philip Carlo
Aug 14, Andy rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Overall, I thought the author did a good job, but the book could have been edited a bit better. The author talks about the rules of the Mafia, but each one of those rules was violated when a member decided adhering to it put him at a disadvantage. View all 14 comments. It had very short chapters which I love always close to a stopping pointand was written almost like a fiction A really good book, although I have to say I liked his other book that I previously read, “The Ice Man, Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer” somewhat better.
At times, the author, who publicly admitted that Casso was a psychopath, seems to want us to believe that Casso Anthony Casso was a good looking young Italian guy whose mother and father, a hardworking guy who knew some of the Bensonhurst locals, could have chosen a different life but didn’t.
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Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss
His decision to act first eventually brings things to a head. Carlo stole part of my life from me, he should go to bos with Gaspipe for the hours I lost. However, there are a few negative comments I need to get gaepipe of my chest: Whoever has read this book I suggest reading Underboss also it will bring a great debate into which book is better. A standover man and gun for hire he works his way to the top where life should be sweet. So, in summation, while this book did have flaws, I still found it an interesting insight into the world in which people such as Casso live.
The raping of Sicilian women and girls was the norm, not the exception. I found this to be an interesting, matter-of-fact, yet flawed and occasionally repetitive account of how Anthony ‘Gaspipe’ Casso, former underboss of the Luchese family, came to rise through the ranks of La Cosa Nostra and meet his ultimate fate, to be played out behind After virtually all of my family became obsessed by The Iceman which I still haven’t readthey went on a bit of a Philip Carlo mission, which is how I came to be handed this and also, probably due to my love of The Sopranos.
The FBI’s reluctance to accept Casso’s claims that Gravano was a drug dealer looks pretty foolish in light of Gravano’s later conviction for gaspupe a meth ring out of the witness protection program. Anthony Casso was a good looking young Italian guy whose mother and father, a hardworking guy who knew some of the Bensonhurst locals, could have chosen a different life but didn’t.
I also thought he tried to get too poetic in some parts. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.