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HANZO
10-26-2008, 06:17 PM
For ppl into Mafia books, i highly recommend reading

"Gomorrah - Italy's other Mafia".

this is an absolute dope book, basically its a investigative report on the Gomorrah. All the content in it is true. Apparently the Author is now hunted down by the Gomorrah, he got until Christmas to live.

You can understand why because the book goes into incredible detail over every aspect of the organisation. Even to the nicknames of each member.

Olive Oil Goombah
10-26-2008, 07:53 PM
sounds like good read. i've read many american mafia books, but never any trule Italian ones. They are much more ruthless too....I'll check it out.

Have you ever read the Last Testament of Lucky Luciano? Good read.

HANZO
10-27-2008, 03:39 PM
nah i havent come across it.

cause i got loads of Sicilian friends im directed more towards the Cosa Nostra based stuff.

The Gomorrah is pretty ruthless, theres even a movie about the Camorra mafia network which jus came out.

J-Cee
10-28-2008, 02:44 AM
Gomorra is a movie now..dunno if its relating to the book,,wanna see it but the versions iv'e found are in italian with no subtitles

http://www.watch-movies.net/movies/gomorra/ (http://www.watch-movies.net/movies/gomorra/)

noel411
11-02-2008, 11:58 PM
The Valachi Papers is a good mafia book.

The dude was a rat and the book is an account of his life in the mafia. Good read.

Art Vandelay
01-06-2009, 02:00 AM
i've read...

underboss which is about sammy the bull gravano

gotti: rise and fall

boss of bosses which is about paul castellano

wise guy which is the book goodfellas is based off of

i've always been into the new york mob. specifically the gotti family.

cutn' heads
01-06-2009, 06:50 AM
i've read...

underboss which is about sammy the bull gravano

gotti: rise and fall

boss of bosses which is about paul castellano

wise guy which is the book goodfellas is based off of

i've always been into the new york mob. specifically the gotti family.

i read all those too. mafia dynasty is another great one. check for that if you havent already

Olive Oil Goombah
01-06-2009, 02:17 PM
wiseguy is great....i read that when i was 15 in one day. couldnt put it down.

Yea I've always wanted to read Mafia Dynasty.

Gotti: Rise and Fall gets boring towards the end.

Underboss is good.

The Last Testament of Lucky Luciano is great.

Casino is good.

Godfather of Las Vegas is good.

Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia is good.

To Kill The Irishman is good.

Mob Nemesis is good.

Vengeance is Mine i only read part of.

Donnie Brasco is a great book, better than the movie.

Art Vandelay
01-06-2009, 05:58 PM
Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia is good.




haha, cleveland mafia?? i hear they have as much power as the wu-corp Jokers

Olive Oil Goombah
01-06-2009, 07:18 PM
Back in the day, it was NY, CHI, PHI and CLE.....Danny Greene ended all that. See To Kill The Irishman.

cutn' heads
01-07-2009, 07:39 AM
casino is the shit. i love that book. way cooler than the movie... more real.

DR. NICK RIVIERA
01-08-2009, 06:10 PM
I have one of books the same author of Godfather wrote, I just don't know if I should read it haha

Olive Oil Goombah
01-08-2009, 09:01 PM
Probably the Last Don, which i've read, or the Sicilian.

Last Don wasn't bad.

The Hound
02-13-2009, 12:03 AM
itm ight be generic, but the donnie brasco book is fucking excellent ... goes into a lot more detail than the movie and the movie is pretty factualy incorrect for the most part and the book draws you in more than the movie because it's personalised from joseph pistone's point of view which makes all the more better

i had a massive encylocpedia of the mafia i stole from school which was great ... pretty sure it was just called the mafia encyclopedia

Olive Oil Goombah
04-22-2009, 02:27 PM
The Donnie Brasco book was great. Anthony Mirra was never mentioned in the movie, but he was a great part of the book.

Steel-City Passion
04-23-2009, 03:48 AM
underboss about sammy the bull was great too...only thing I didnt like was that he fabricated the hell outta his stories making it look like he was the real boss, lol...snitches and their control issues

Krusha
06-03-2009, 08:23 AM
Has anyone read the Mario Puzos Sicilian?
I just bought it....

Luza
06-21-2009, 04:45 PM
no, only read puzo's "godfather", which is sick. still in this case i prefer the movie.