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Gaspipe by Philip Carlo
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Apr 19, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: nonfiction, memoir, true-crime
Read in March, 2009

Carlo stole part of my life from me, he should go to jail with Gaspipe for the hours I lost. I blame the author and the sensational killer that he interviewed (and OK... maybe I blame myself ... a little). His book represents mafia bravado at it most expected and therefore it’s most mundane. Yes, yes he serves up the sizzle and I suppose that is exactly why I morbidly wanted to read another true crime NY Mafia confession. Carlo details a life long murder spree for hire, a series of double crosses, money schemes, organized drug chaos and a pathetic string of crooked and bumbling FBI agents. It is so one dimensional that smack in the middle of a bloody torture scene I caught myself flipping forward to see how long the chapter might be. Who does that? Note to one’s self: Remember the name “Carlo” and keep his pop trash off your shelf (if you can resist the primal male impulse.). 3/5/09.
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