This is a remarkable book, made all the more astounding by the fact that it is a true biography. Felber is an excellent writer, and infuses the text with just the right quantities of suspense, tension, disbelief, and occasional laugh-out-loud humour. The passage in which Litner performs a rectal examination on godfather Carlo Gambino is a stand-out moment which deftly combines all of the above! Essentially, as well as being a biography of Litner, it is also an insider biography of La Cosa Nostra. I found it somewhat curious that the biographer chose to give the protagonist a pseudonym — Elliot Litner is not his real name — when the description of the various posts he has held and publications he has written would surely make his unmasking very straightforward indeed.
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He lives in New Jersey with his dog Hemingway. Jan 10, Shirley Metelmann rated it really liked it. More By and About This Author. Presidential Lessons in Leadership. King of the Godfathers. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Like his thriller protagonist Jack Madson, Felber has worked as a deputy sheriff, transporting federal criminals, and has fought Golden Gloves. Nov 06, MsChris rated it really liked it. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
This is the real story behind the TV show. The passage in which Litner performs a rectal examination on godfather Carlo Gambino is a stand-out moment which deftly combines all of the above! But for a story as fantastical as this, I can forgive a little bit of fictionalisation and dramatisation around the edges.
The recipient of the UPI Award for fiction, he began his writing career with articles based on his experiences for True Detective magazine. We appreciate your feedback. Carolyn Minke-Smith rated it really liked it Feb 11, I was pleasantly surprised.
The life and times of Dr. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. See if you have enough points for this item. Ron Felber has done a wonderful job of weaving the threads together. The Hunt for Khun Sa: I initially thought that this book would be awful. The writing seems forced and searching for the right metaphor at times. Bringing Down the Mob.
This Family of Mine. Deep in a Dream. Interesting book about double life of a doctor for the Mafia. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Most important part is that the end was surprising for me! To ask other readers questions about Il Dottoreplease sign up. Related Articles.
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