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I kept hearing about this writer So I checked him out and bought this book Mobster book that was complex and eally well done I have to admit I got a little confused with some of the Asian characters and which side they were on and if they were going to be important as the story unfolded Aside from that it was eally a fine ead Scary ending I ecently ead the book Trinities by Nick Tosches It is a first person perspective of New York s mafia and drug trade Out of all the books I have ead in Literary Analysis it is by far the best The book is told from three different perspectives the Italian Mafia Chinese Triads and a DEA agent Bob Marshall The book gives a window into the personal lives of these men and their families You find out the motivation that they have behind doing what they do which often includes disgusting acts of violence The main character Johnny Di Pietro struggles with many issues throughout the book including elationship problems family loyalty judging good vs evil backstabbers and survival I enjoyed the book because I saw a lot of myself in Johnny and it was interesting to see what decisions he made The book seems like it is written in a higher eading level then any of the other books I have ead and can get confusing at times I liked how the author used different writing styles for each perspective so it was easy to tell who he was writing about The best crime fiction I ve ever ead This isn t just hard boiled it is brutal eal and gorgeous It s a shame so few people seem to know this bookand this auther Leave it to Nick Tosches to make me fall in love with a book about gangsters And as an extra bonus I learned about the great Eastern. From a brilliant and daring writer comes a majestic violent and compelling novel At the heart of Trinities.
Philosophies of Buddhism Confucianism and Taoism that I expected And of course Tosches writing is sublime Here s a tasteThey walked uietly with the light of the setting sun behind them The lush green leaves in the boughs overhead turned dark and moved like a glimmering nighttime sea and their ustling was like the sound of conjuring gourds the hissing of snake vertebrae and bone dust in slow hythmic ghostly invocation or how bout this first sentence of chapter twenty two With his killing hand Johnny aised a cup of coffee to his lips Nick Tosches s writing is as brilliant as everAnd the story he tells is yet again filled with some of the most despicable creatures I have ever ead in fiction Sometimes I felt the need to just stop eading as if the slurs evil depravity and violence these characters inflicted upon the world were having it s toll in my psyche True some of the institutions of organized crime appearing in this work of fiction existed and exist in eal life There is probably some truth to eality in the fictional people inhabiting this haunted novel But I guess this is the power of fiction after all it gets you to marvelous places and degenerate ones I can breathe easier now My previous knowledge on greek and oman classics made the eading icher I m starving now for eading Chinese wisdom literature Confucius and Mencius are on my eading list This book is absolutely one of the best mafia books I ve ead and I ve ead many It tells of an aging decaying organization in it s declining years and of how their brilliant leader brings them back to glory I love how it takes you from the streets of New York then all across the globe as they plot to take th. Is the story of the apocalyptic final battle for control of the world's multibillion dollar heroin trade.
Nick Tosches Ý 5 eview
Eir power back from the hands of the men who have usurped it Surprisingly not many people seem to have ead this book If you liked the Godfather or Gangster by Lorenzo Carcatera you e sure to love this book Glorious Please understand that my two star eview is no indictment of Nick Tosches as a writer The fact is Trinities is very well written It also contains eally impressive esearch It felt like half of the dialog was in Italian or a dialect of Chinese or anything but English I was impressed And I dare say I even learned some things But darn it I did not enjoy eading it The foreign language dialog got old eally uickly I d sometimes sigh when I saw yet another page littered with italic text And the huge multi page swaths of descriptions were interesting but just acted as barriers between me and the end of the book I admire and espect the scholarship but I didn t enjoy it The insight bogged me down I prefer a uicker moving story line In the late 1980s and early 90s the Italian Mafia decided to get back into the heroin trafficking business They d not been involved in this business since police busted the Pizza Connection ie the French Connection in the mid 70s To do so this time around they needed to broker elationships with the Hong Kong triads New York Chinatown gangs and the Sicilian Mafia Much blood spilling back stabbing and double crossing ensues with a backdrop meditation on the nature of good and evil and the differences between how each is perceived in the east and west Tosches spins his usual spell binding tale offering no easy answers about this slice of the war on drugs that undoubtedly continues today Best book on organized crime I have ea. A battle between America's last generation of Sicilian Mafiosi and the all powerful uthless Asian druglor.
Nick Tosches was an American journalist novelist biographer and poet His 1982 biography of Jerry Lee Lewis Hellfire was praised by Rolling Stone magazine as the best rock and roll biography ever written