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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Anything we know about Tony is gleaned from the people who best knew him.

Preview — Casino by Nicholas Pileggi. Dec 30, Saman Kashi added it Shelves: I knew the minute Sharon Stone threw those chips in the air in the movie Casino that I was going to love this movie. And that’s what they want Pileggi does not let his writing get in the way of a good story.

Grace and Justice on Death Row. 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. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! February 13, — But, congratulations to Mr Pileggi for documenting a very interesting part of Las Vegas history. The narrative lacks a strong and balanced storyline to highlight the good material.


Pileggi does another good novel. I kept wanting broader descriptions and background.

This is one of those times when I’m not sure which is better-the book or the movie because they are both sensational. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.

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How to write a great review. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. The movie versions of both were co-written and directed by Martin Scorsese. Good enough for what it is. Because they were so micholas the book was not as exciting. This is where he developed his Nicholas Pileggi is best known for writing the book Wiseguywhich he adapted into the movie Goodfellasand for writing the book and screenplay Casino.

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

One of the best books about the mob in Las Vegas. 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.

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.


It was also amazing how at one time he was running the book for four casinos.

Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas – Wikipedia

I am putting in a recommendation to officially change the title to The Encyclopedia of Mafia Run Casinos. A Rift in the Earth. Dead Cold Mysteries Box Set 1: Too dry and force. The Taking of Getty Oil. May 30, Johnathon rated it really liked it.

The book was a good read, and the movie rendition reflected the book’s story. 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.

The stories of corruption grab interest, but the shock value no longer carries the book. But don’t worry, all is not lost. Here is a book that the movie with the same title was based on.