Gaspipe has ratings and 62 reviews. Opiated said: This book should have been titled Gaspipe: Delusions of a Mafia Boss. That is how it reads. This is. It’s one the of country’s most high-profile, unsolved crimes — what happened to union boss Jimmy Hoffa? Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso, the former. One of the most dangerous, intriguing Mafia chieftains ever, Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso served as an apprentice thief and killer before rising to.

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Whether it due to being Casso’s version of events, or whether Carlo allowed his obvious liking of, and respect and admiration for Casso to influence him, Casso is written of in a completely different way to mqfia peers.

The writing was repetitive at times. It seems as though he really laid everything out there. The writing style was repetitive and extremely amateur simple spelling errors, abrupt tone changes, stretched metaphors, etc.

For example, he bemoans the fact that Madia was incarcerated at ADX with a variety of terrorists, but he conveniently ignores the fact that Casso once blew a guy up with a car bomb on a public street. Hardcoverpages. To some degree, much of that had to do with the fact that society’s rules and regulations were unfair, outright corrupt, specifically geared toward excluding Italian immigrants.

Casso also had an uncanny ability to work with the other Mafia families, and he forged unusually strong ties with the Russian mob. Then he finally gets turned over to the feds in the end. All of the characters are portrayed with little complexity, and as such they are one-dimensional, uninformative, and fail to reflect what the people in Casso’s life were really like. It doesn’t do the author jafia the subject–Anthony Casso–any favors.

Rather than supply a treatise here on the genesis of the Mafia, suffice it to say that the Sicilian Mafia began as a society of honored men in Sicily who banded together to fight the tyranny and brutalities of conquering nations. This argument is rather hard to buy after reading how Casso was “an assassin’s assassin” for over three hundred pages.


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If you are interested in the story of organized crime, or if you like true-crime reading, you will really like this book. Cringe inducing metaphors are tossed about generously throughout the book. Confessions of a Mafia Boss,” including who he thinks was behind Hoffa’s infamous demise. An unrelated element of the writing which bothered me was how Carlo referred to woman as “females. Some parts were good and interesting, but overall, too much of a Gaspipe lovefest by the author. Maffia he really did try to get the laws attention in regards to future terrorist activity and it was ignored, it sucks.

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Mar 23, Steve Kemp rated it really liked it. No trivia or bsos yet. The very last part of the book is about how Casso has been done such an injustice by the U.

Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss by Philip Carlo

Trump’s wall pledge may not get expected results. It’s obvious that this book was written piecemeal with minimal editing and then combined. I lost count This book should have been titled Gaspipe: It confessins have been much more interesting to hear about him as a human being with all the quirk The writing style was repetitive and extremely amateur simple spelling errors, abrupt tone changes, stretched confessinos, etc.

Sep 19, Rick Boyer rated it liked it. Kim Jong Un reaffirms commitment to denuclearization in letter to South Korea. Confessions of a Mafia Boss” by Philip Carlo.

Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss

Delusions of a Mafia Boss. That’s way too much.

As mentioned in another review, there are a lot of repetitive phrases along the lines of ‘Anthony loved his wife dearly’ and it makes you wonder whether Casso himself had some input on how he was portrayed in the book as there is certainly a sense of bias at some stages.


While we all have our thoughts on the mafia and what they do this book will open your eyes to the competitiveness and brutality between the ‘houses’. Philip Carlo’s writing leaves a lot to be desired. Elizabeth Warren inches toward presidential run in new video. He alternates calling Casso “Anthony”, “Casso”, or “Gaspipe” repeatedly, often in the same paragraph, and often awkwardly calls him “Anthony Gaspipe Casso” at ina This is a biography of Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso, one of the most influential figures in the 20th century Italian Mafia, written by some random guy who grew up next door to him.

Carlo quotes an article in full in the appendix about how the government has a track record of abusing the rights of government witnesses, and that article makes some good points. Also, he clearly has a slanted view of Casso so that everything he did is slanted as “just business,” “clever strategy,” “manly,” or “his culture”. Dec 23, Alyssa rated it it was ok Shelves: Actually, this book gets 3.

The full horror of the subject’s actions, the impact on people’s lives, and on society are not fully enunciated, although perhaps one could say such things are understood. Rather than stoically face the music like the old-time mafiosi he revered, Casso became the thing he most hated—a rat. In a sense, to some Italians, becoming a member of the Mafia was all about “being someone,” being “a contender” in life. While he doesn’t make apologies for Casso’s nonsense, he does largely portray him as a victim of circumstances and environment.

Whoever has read this book I suggest reading Underboss also it will bring a great debate into which book is better.