Gangster is a novel by Lorenzo Carcaterra, published in , narrating the life of Angelo Vestieri from the early 20th Century until his death, and his rise to. Granted, Angelo is a gangster, has always been a gangster, enjoys being a gangster, has grown rich being a gangster—nevertheless, Gabe. : Gangster () by Lorenzo Carcaterra and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great.

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I have to say, this ganyster a gripping read. Until the end we don’t find out who Gabe really is and after all the life stories are told Lists with This Book. One of my favorite novels. I thought they helped him because they pittied him.

Gangster by Lorenzo Carcaterra

Caarcaterra do these kinds of stories continue to enthrall? By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. In fact, knowing Gabe’s role before he did made it more enjoyable, because it allowed me as a reader to see how his life had been – er – “managed” without his knowing. Gangsters live for the action. Goodreads cqrcaterra you keep track of books you want to read. To me, you will always be the handsome boy in the rain who bought me a piece of fruit.

Carcaterra wrote the screenplay.

Gangster (novel) – Wikipedia

Apparently that was fairly prevalent in Naples and Sicily in those days. Born in the midst of tragedy and violence and raised in the shadow of a shocking secret, young Angelo Vestieri chooses to flee both his past and his father to seek a second family—the criminals who preside over early 20th century New York. But it dives deeper and has more emotion than either. People often say of various gangsters, if they had only applied themselves they could have ended up running Ford or GM.


After a long and sanguinary run, boss Angelo Vestieri lies dying, while a young man we know only as Gabe keeps a loving vigil by his bedside. Open Preview See a Problem? The story kept me interested until the last page. I devoured it quickly. What my editor made me do was figure out how to keep that part of the story, so the book could take an interesting turn, but move it out of that familiar terrain.

Pudge became that character for me in this book. Dec 31, Michael Losasso rated it it was amazing. Jul 04, Eddie Owens rated it liked it. I apologize up front as there is so much going on in this book it is hard to write it down specifically– Okay so beginning with his tumultuous birth and voyage to America Angelo’s life was eventful and ruthless.

Great book with a shocking beginning and an even more surprising twist at the end. But, I just have to say this, let’s face it, it was a bit unbelievable for them to be untouchable for so long.

En la ciudad m s grande de Brasil, un …. The characters are well developed and the writing is excellent. The story begins with Angelo Vesteiri, an old legendary mob boss who lays dying with the two closest people to him sitting around as he tells the amazing story of his life. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jun 20, Twistedtexas rated it did not like it. This is one of the best gangster novels I have read and is highly recommended.

Oct 16, Andrea rated it it was amazing. I’m never sad when I’m with you, Angelo told her. If I went the way Angelo had paved, I would earn millions, but would never be allowed to taste the happiness and enjoyment such wealth often brings. Running for four seasons, from tothe show is still in syndication today worldwide.

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I was known and liked by many of them, and yet knew I would never earn their trust. A suspenseful memoir from the real life American gangster, Frank Lucas In his own words, Frank Lucas recounts his life as the former heroin dealer and organized crime boss who ran ….

Return to Book Page. Will Gabe ever be able to kill people with the brio required? Gangsters survive by minimizing risk.

They operate on so many levels. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Join a good crime family.


The storyline never gripped me, so Ganhster fans don’t get your hopes up. For example, Ida the Goose was not meant to die the way she did; Nico was not meant to die at all; and Mary was a throwaway character. If you know anything about that religion, you know that a lot of its stories end in some sort of payoff.

Lorenzo Carcaterra is a gifted storyteller. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. But this is more than just an authentic chronicle of crime.

Born in the midst of tragedy and raised in the shadow of a shocking secret, young Angelo Vestieri chooses to flee both his past and his father to seek a second family the criminals who preside over early-twentieth-century New York.

Angelo is a fascinating character full of deep anxieties and complexities. This book was awesome!