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The Valachi Papers by Peter Maas
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Feb 22, 2009

it was ok
Read in December, 2011

In it's time, this was an important book on the inner-workings of the mafia. But there are much better books on the topic available today. Peter Maas drug out the beginning with too many details about how he was selected to write the book and the conditions Valachi had in prison.

I kept thinking the book would pick up, but once it got going, it was just a lot of name dropping and descriptions of who murdered who. The only reason I was able to finish the book was knowing that one of the "characters" is believed to be a distant relative of my husband.

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message 1: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen This looks really interesting - I can't wait to see what you think of it.

Nice profile pic!

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