Review: Last Of The Good Guys – John Carbone

Starts off in the early 70s with a lot of Italian families just moving into the lives of the Italian culture in that time. The story is told from Marco’s point of view, and he was a young kid that had brains but gets into some trouble. After leaving his home he moves in with his cousin, and they go into the pot selling business with a group of friends. Its a first person narrative organized crime story but with a different twist. You get a feel of the time around them and how things were at the time. The author does a good job of telling the story which is different then usual, but I had higher expectations. There were some parts which get you racing and you keep flipping the page to find out whats coming next. Then there was a period where you felt that the pace slows down too much, it really a little tiring that the pace was not constant so it didn’t captivate me as much as I thought it would. It is a good book, but I do feel there are better organized crime fiction books out there.

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