Hollywood Hustle (Son of the Mob, 2)
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Hollywood Hustle (Son of the Mob #2)

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  1,269 ratings  ·  116 reviews
When Vince heads out to sunny L.A. to go to college, he feels like he is finally going to be able to leave his shady family and their illegal antics behind. Once he arrives at school, he is paired up with the son of a prominent congressman as a roommate-finally some respectability! Not to mention that the girls in college are something else. With his girlfriend, Kendra, gi...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Disney-Hyperion (first published July 28th 2004)
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Sep 02, 2008 Kendra rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: young-adult
Very sarcastic, very hysterical book. I laughed out loud on more than one occasion. You don't have to read the first book, Son of the Mob, in order to read this one. Just pick it up for a nice afternoon laugh.
I picked this book because i read the first book and i liked it. The genre of this book is realistic fiction. This book starts out in New York and then Vince and his Girlfriend Kendra move to California. The main Character is Vince Luca and he is kinda tall with brown hair. His Dad (Anthony Luca)is the boss of a mob and he says his buisness is vending machines. During the book Vince is going to college for filming and Kendra is also going to school but at a different and bigger college. Vince's...more
Escaping Yourself
The book Son of the Mob was an interesting book; it touched me in some spots, and it really got to me. I thought it was a good book for someone who likes romance, humor, and action all put together. It had that little bit of romance to spice the book up just right, but not so much that the book wasn’t all about a love story. It had an epic father-son connection, one that kept me reading. Really in this book I just never knew what was going to occur until it happened.
The book i...more
Tyler Clark
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Carrie Slager
Most sequels to originally stand alone novels are horrible, but Son of the Mob 2: Hollywood Hustle is definitely a great sequel to Son of the Mob. Gordon Korman fills every page with his usual over-the-top sense of humour that will literally make you laugh out loud in parts. But it does tackle some serious issues and not every part of the book is hilarious, which is partly why I love it. Gordon Korman is one of the few authors I know of that can tackle serious issues with a good sense of humour....more
Courtney Buescher
Nov 13, 2007 Courtney Buescher rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: acton wanting people
This book is about a kid that is going to college and is from New York. His dad is the head of the mob. Vince, the main character, decides to go California so that he can get away from the mob. Vince's girlfriend's dad works for the FBI, so they have to watch what they say around him. This book has romance, college related stuff, action, and even a chance of some murder. To find out more read the book.
Francesco Caporale
I recently completed reading the first book in the sequel of the two. I also wrote a review on the first book so this will obviously be very similar. The young boy from the first book still has these problems of wanting to get away from his dads big mafia business in new York. He hates it he dose not like people being scared of him in public and at school. But the boy is graduating and going to college now so he thinks he is really going to get out from the business now. He decides to go to a c...more
I wanna read it if i can find it, apperently this is the second one and the first one was AWESOME!

This book is a sequel. In the first book the main character, Vince was the son of the mob and he didn't want any part of it. Now in this book he escapes out to California where he goes to college. He majors in media but has trouble getting to class. Since he won't go to the mob the mob came to him.

I have a text to text connection. This book reminds me of the book, "The Godfather". In The Godfather, Michael, the Godfather's son has to go away for a while. He goes to Italy where he is having tr...more
Vince Luca is only an interesting protagonist by virtue of his family who are, as the title may suggest, in the mob. Not only that, but his father is the leader, so Vince struggles to extract himself from the mob's way of life, which makes for an entertaining comedy.

While average in his own right, Vince is incredibly likeable, as he strives to be the only honest member of his family, while trying to keep them out of trouble with the CIA. He has a wonderful innocence in which he believes the best...more
In Son of the Mob: Hollywood Hustle, we return to Vince Luca, who's feeling optimistic about getting a fresh start in film school on the West Coast.

This is a ridiculously stuffed novel: there are the old hats of Vince a) trying desperately to not get involved in the illegal family business and b) maintaining his relationship with Kendra, daughter-of-FBI-Agent-Bite-Me.... and then add Vince's introduction to college life: c) a laid-back roommate who happens to be the son of a Congressman, d) a jo...more
Ladon Stephney
Son of the Mob is a book about a boy named vince who goes of to college and gets away from his family. In the begining of this book him and his family have to do alot of illegal things to get by. Vince doesnt like to do these things but he is forced to by his family. In the middle of the book Vince finaly gets to move away from his family and go to college. while he is there , he and his roomate do not get along because is roomate came from the rich life and he came from the slums having to stea...more
Colin Marks
I give this book a rating of four out of five points. The theme of this book is perseverance. There are many times when Vince wants to give up but instead of giving up he persevered and kept on moving forward. The book Son of the Mob all started when the main character Vince Luca, his girlfriend, and best friend were on a road trip to college. When there road trip ended. Life was great they were having a great time at college. School was fun for Vince and the party’s were even better. It was alm...more
Korman has never been a realistic writer--that's part of his charm. He crafts escapist fantasies for kids, like Rudy who is amazing at all sports from I Want To Go Home. And Korman does it with outstanding wit. His protagonists are generally late grade-school/middle school aged and Korman has a good handle on how to write those characters. Unfortunately, at least with Hollywood Hustle, Korman deviates from a lot of what makes his writing successful.

His wit is still present--but not nearly to the...more
Alice Of Wonderland

"The fast-paced, funny sequel to the best-selling Son of the Mob.

Vince Luca is in heaven . . . he''s off to Los Angeles, to attend the University of Santa Monica''s film school. College should be fantastic, and he is more thrilled about being 3,000 miles away from his mob family.

But as it turns out, college brings its own problems: from other film students moving in on his girl, to a kleptomaniac roommate, to having to get a job on campus to help pay tuition. It''s a fair amount to handle, th
Johnny Chrysogelos
After reading the first book, my expectations were high. and the book hollywood hustle lacked the action, the romance, and the comedy that the first book was filled with. felt at times the book was slow. The last scene was the only part of the book that was really worth reading and I hate saying that because I really enjoyed the first book. I wouldnt unrecommend the book to anyone, i just personally dont think its worth the time.
Son of the Mob, Hollywood Hustle
Gordon Korman
Fiction. I give this book 3 stars.

The main characters in my books are Vince, the son of a mob boss, Vince's brother Tommy, Vince's roommate Alex and Vince's "uncles". In the story Vince goes to L.A for college. Soon after he gets there his brother Tommy shows up, and soon after he shows up his "uncles" start showing up. Vince calls his dad to ask him why all his Uncles are showing up, but he soon finds out on his own. Two union workers are missing an...more
So I accidentally read the second book of the series first, but that was actually ok. I think it stands alone pretty well, but I wonder if the first book explains the main character a little better, and especially where he got his sense of right and wrong, growing up in a mob family. I'm not saying it wouldn't happen, just that mostly what you grow up with is what you think is normal, so I'd like a little bit of insight into where this kid is coming from. Also I've never seen any of the Godfathe...more
After reading the first book, my expectations were high. This book lacked the action, the romance, and the comedy that the first book was filled with. The last scene was the only part of the book that was really worth reading and I hate saying that because I really enjoyed the first book.
Dec 06, 2012 Judy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young adults
Poor Vince--son of a powerful New York Mob boss, he harbors a strong distaste for his father's line of work and tries hard to distance himself from it. Enrolling in a college on the opposite side of the country, he finds Mob activity has followed him. His father and "uncles" are up to their handguns in the kidnapping of a union official, his brother hustles foreign students and steals their grant money, and a gorgeous FBI agent throws herself at him (in the line of duty, of course). Gordon Korma...more
I am doing a book review on the book Son of the Mob Hollywood Hustle, by Gordon Korman. This book is the second book in the series the son of the mob. This was a very good book i really like that is has a lot of descriptive details about what is happening.
when i was reading this there were low parts to the book when it was kind of boring but there were times when it was describing a fight sean. also when they were in the warehouse and vince's dad told him that he was being the good guy for once...more
I loved Son of the Mob. I laughed. I was drawn in to the characters. I found the action exciting. Since Son of the Mob: Hollywood Hustle is the follow up book to one of my favorite Korman books, I was expecting a lot of humor and a lot of action. Unfortunately, I didn't find it humorous or full of action. The characters became caricatures, and it took forever to get to the point of the book. If you read Son of the Mob, which I highly recommend, and want to find out what happens to Vince Luca, th...more
A rolicking good romp out in California with the mob! Vince told us all about his family and about The Life in his first book, with many hilarious anecdotes. This second book is no
exception. Vince has decided to try to escape his family by going as far away as possible—to L.A. to film school. Unfortunately, his plan backfires, as much of his family seems to follow him to the west coast. He’s not sure what they’re up to, but he is sure his life is going to be entangled in it somehow. This is a fu...more
it was very exciting not as good as first book. but still some action and romance.
While I can't guess what true life would be like for a "son of the mob," this story was entertaining without feeling like a cliche. A coming of age story that is part adventure, part mystery, and a whole lot of action, Hollywood Hustle keeps alcohol, physical romance, smoking, and swearing in the background.

When reading, I didn't realize this book was second in a series. The story is self-contained and any catch-up summary is kept to a minimum.
Just as awesome as the previous book! Laugh-out-loud funny and just plain clever at times. I was worried the mob wouldn't be as present as in the first book (even though it does say Vince is "visited" constantly by the uncles), but boy, you'd be surprised... Not exactly a good book, but most certainly a hilarious one. Recommended if you like sarcastic narrators and/or books with organized crime. ;)

I know he's a jerk, but I really love Vince's brother, Tommy. First the the cat thing, now this......more
Connor S.
Well what i think about the book is that it was a really good book. First I liked that it was a action book and those are my favorite kinds. This book got my attention beacuse stuff like this actually happens in real life and I just thought that it would be a realy good book to read and it was. I really liked the beginning when they got there cases switched and they found all that money in the kids case and from right there I knew this was going to be a good book. So if you like action books and...more
Dayna Smith
It's time for Vince to go to college, as far away from his mob family in New York as he can get; so he heads to film school in California. His new roommate is the son of a powerful Congressman who loves to shoplift. His girlfriend Kendra is too busy making a film with the guy upstairs to spend time with him. And if that's not enough, his brother Tommy and the "Uncles" show up suddenly. Can Vince help his roommate, get Kendra back, and outwit the mob? A great sequel and a fun read, makes you wish...more
Jake Weaver
Hollywood hustle was a little less action packed, but was equally as good as Son Of The Mob. Vince moved to California to go to college. Mainly because he wanted to get away from the mob lifestyle. Vince and Kendra are hot and heavy but they run into many problems as her father comes closer and closer to busting Vince's father. Overall I loved it.
This book is great and simply fascinating just like the first one. Although it isn't as interesting as the first one it will still keep the reader asking for more. This book though happens to have more foreshadowing which keeps you in your seat not wanting to let go of the book until you find out what really happens. Also Hollywood Hustle had a more of a mystery plot to it. Unlike the first book this one had more of a detectives perspective view.
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