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.

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Pielggi view it, click here. Sep 17, Johnny Moscato rated it it was ok. He began his career as a journalist and had a profound interest in the Mafia. This allows the reader to set off exploring more about the real people online and pull up I knew the minute Sharon Stone threw those chips in the air in the movie Casino that I was going to love this movie.

Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas

A Dark Night in Aurora. Csaino Tony, cut free from his leash and keepers in Chicago, became a one crew crime spree. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Item s unavailable for purchase. No stop lights on L V Blvd, ah, the good old days how I miss them, and nothing much beyond Tropicana. The Edge of Innocence.


The book was a good read, and the movie rendition An excellent story about the mobs influence in Las Vegas, centering around two characters, Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, professional gambler and casino manager, and Anthony Spilotro, Chicago mobster. Winter of Frozen Dreams.

If you saw the movie based on this book it is a must caasino. AES is a common ailment nicholws b Fast reading and entertaining book on organized crime in the Las Vegas casino system. Las Vegas, Nevada United States.

Aug 16, Jason added it. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. The book centers on the friendship of “Lefty” Frank Rosenthal, a world-renowned sports-handicapper and gambler when that was still a real federal crime, and Tony “the Most of this book is gleaned from personal interviews with questionable characters, but how else would anyone get a handle on how the Mafia ran Las Vegas for 40 years?

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Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas – Nicholas Pileggi – Google Books

We appreciate your feedback. Obsession and Murder Under the Influence. 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.

In this book, Pileggi relates the story of the last days of mob control of Las Vegas casinos, specifically the Stardust. As others have said the movie follows the book well but not exactly, the book goes into more detail and the movie changed some things to make it better for the screen. 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 After reading and loving Wiseguy, Casino was a huge disappointment.


Even if the film sensationalizes the true events to a degree, it’s mostly faithful, and just much more entertaining. But don’t worry, all is not lost. Follow us at www. Good enough for what it is.

October 18, Imprint: Tony Spilatro and his brother did end-up face down in a cornfield. It just needs to be re-purposed and moved into a different genre. May 12, Ben Tuthill rated it liked it. So gruesome and so nasty The story and the characters are there, but you’ll have to go digging for them if you want to find the bones of things. Views Read Edit View history.