Having known next to nothing about Whitey, I’m sure glad I picked this as my first look into the world of Whitey, especially after Weeks constantly mentions...more
I grew up in the Old Colony housing project in South Boston and became partners with James "Whitey" Bulger, who I always called Jimmy.
Jimmy and I, we were unstoppable. We took what we wanted. And we made people disappear—permanently. We made millions. And if someone ratted us out, we killed him. We were not nice guys.
I found out that Jimmy had been an FBI informant in 1999, and my life was never the same. When the feds finally got me, I was faced with something Jimmy would have killed me for—
A quick recap: James “Whitey” Bulger was a South Boston crime boss who has been linked to the killings of at least ni...more
I am totally enamoured with all things "bad" or slightly sinister or illegal, so this was right up my alley. Truly fascinating. The book took an interesting spin once I was finished, too: I did a quick Google search, and read on a few websites that...more
Kevin Weeks' style is really simple and it sounds like he's just a guy from Southie who is telling you all these fantastic sto...more