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Best book ever written on organized crimeCosmopolitan This is the true crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese's film masterpiece GoodFellas which brought to life the violence the excess the families the wives and girlfriends the drugs the payoffs the payback After having seen ‘Goodfellas’ a few times I decided to get the book that it had been based on I was not disappointed The book is written in a documentary manner but is nonetheless a really good read and it also shows how true to the book the film was Unlike many other factually written books it is an interesting and gripping read Thoroughly enjoyed it

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Wiseguy by Nicholas PilegS the jail time and the Fedswith Henry Hill's crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action Nonstopabsolutely engrossingThe New York Times Book Review Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob from one who's lived i Goodfellas is my favourite film of all time so of course it was only a matter of time before I read the book Obviously I thought it was amazing it's great how true the movie stayed to the book plus it's written brilliantly