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Fools Die by Mario Puzo
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Nov 06, 2008

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bookshelves: suspense-thrillers-mysteries-spies
Read in November, 2008

The book gives an insight of what's behind 'casino' walls: how it all works, what games rack in the cash, how gamblers never win. A story of despair and degenerative gambling written by a man.....about men

I will be honest and admit that I cannot fully understand the mechanics of gambling. I cannot even play a winning game of black jack. But I do appreciate Puzo's writing style: the action, the hustling, the degenerate gamblers, the winners. But do I really love the book? not's not for me.

I think the book would be more appreciated by people who who want a Hemingway-goes-to-Vegas theme.

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Quotes Alyn Liked

Mario Puzo
“Love is like the little red toy wagon you get for your Christmas or your sixth birthday. It makes you deliriously happy and you just can't leave it alone. But sooner or later the wheels come off. Then you leave it in a corner and forget it. Falling in love is great. Being in love is a disaster”
Mario Puzo, Fools Die

Reading Progress

11/12/2008 "recommended by my brother, my first book"
11/13/2008 page 63
11.58% "recommended & borrowed from my brother, my first book by this author"
11/18/2008 page 124
22.79% "hard for me to understand the first part of the book. have totally no idea how to play baccarat..duh? what is a shoe anyway?"

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message 1: by Lynai (new)

Lynai hmmm i might give my tito a copy of this book for christmas.hehehehe

Alyn my brother brought me his copy, telling me to read it because it's good. wonder what he would think of the review? we normally have similar taste in books

reading your comment... i'm beginning to think your tito belongs to the first group hehehehe **joke**

message 3: by Lynai (new)

Lynai yes he does. pero mild lang siguro. ssshhhh... hehehe

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