Casino has ratings and reviews. Jason said: The true story behind the movie Casino, this book of the same title goes into far more detail abo. CASINO From Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguy —the #1 bestseller that became Martin User Review – Not Available – Book Verdict. Casino is a journey into s Las Vegas and a riveting nonfiction account of the world film Goodfellas—Nicholas Pileggi reveals how the pair worked together to oversee Las User Review – Not Available – Book Verdict.

Author: Zolodal Mejind
Country: Czech Republic
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Marketing
Published (Last): 6 November 2006
Pages: 51
PDF File Size: 10.49 Mb
ePub File Size: 15.55 Mb
ISBN: 788-9-36052-709-8
Downloads: 71318
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kazshura

The movie was a million times better.

Good enough for what it is. I don’t know how it became such a hit movie.

The Truth about Belle Gunness. A Different Class of Murder.

The writing skips from one person’s perspective to another’s so quickly and often that it’s confusing and you have to keep going back to figure out who’s being quoted. It’s crazy thinking how the Mafia was operating there. Dec 30, Saman Kashi added it Shelves: While Pileggi sometimes includes contradictory testimony from antagonists to the criminals, he does not give any guideposts to let you know who is the bigger bull-crapper.

Pretty engrossing read that kept me coming back to finish. As you read it, you notice that the movie changed certain details – more than likely to translate better to film. Because they were so similar the book was not as exciting. A lot of characters sometimes made it hard to follow. In fact, it will enhance the viewing experience and make you want to watch it all again — twice!


I got this book from netgalley. It is a story so crazy it has to be true Lefty at fasino point had a popular talk show where he interviewed O. Mass Market Paperbackpages. But Tony, cut free from his leash and keepers in Chicago, became a one crew crime spree. Overall it was a good story about old Vegas. Sometimes movies just don’t have the time to really explain the characters and their situations. Dec 27, Andy Cooper rated casjno it was ok.

Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas

Item s unavailable for purchase. The narrative lacks a strong and balanced storyline to highlight the good material. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Killer With a Badge. What we think of cliche sometimes comes out to be the real thing It just needs to be re-purposed and moved into a different genre. Pilegggi mob would not approve.

Join Kobo & start eReading today

Books by Nicholas Pileggi. The bits and pieces of this true-life crime drama, particularly the first-person narratives, are amazing in their candor. Geri McGee, “Lefty” Rosenthal’s casijo was a dittzy bimbo who slept around, and he loved her to distraction. On the other hand if you want to read a hastily put together pleggi built by stacking facts and miscellaneous information on top of one another, then look no further.

Books and movies are different from each other I guess. In this book, Pileggi relates the story of the last days of mob control of Las Vegas casinos, specifically the Stardust.

The Body in the Marsh.

Casino | Book by Nicholas Pileggi | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Dec 27, George K. Jun 26, Debbie rated it pilleggi not like it Shelves: The result is an enjoyable page turner well-worth reading, but not a classic true crime novel on how the mob left Las Vegas. Rosenthal supervises the casino operations, while Spilotro provides protection, security and also masterminds jewelry raids that lead to his crew being nicknamed the Hole in the Wall Gang.


I knew the minute Sharon Stone threw those chips in the air in the movie Casino that I was going to love this movie.

It reads more like a mixture of an MTV True Life episode mixed in with some History Channel narration than it does like a story about an ambitious mobsters rise and fall in the land of ol’ Las Vegas. Your display name pi,eggi be at least 2 characters long. A Dark Night in Aurora. Too dry and force. Being that Casino is one of my favorite Scorsesi films, I was interested in reading about the real life figures the characters were based on. The only way to keep all the names straight would be to write them all down to reference as you read.

February 13, — If you have seen the movie Casino, you know the general story but the names and many facts were changed.

What an insane book! Another thing that the movie never addressed was how many other casinos in Vegas were being skimmed on a regular basis. Boko and Justice on Death Row.