West Deptford, NJ, United States | Member Since 2013
This wasn't my cup of tea. Guess that I'm not into witchcraft and a threatening fog.
I was hoping to learn more about the job of a Broadway producer. Instead I learned of a producer who taked with his dead father and sought investors in organized crime. Don't believe that this will make it to Broadway no matter who produces it.
I have found the theories to be brilliant although I did not fully understand all of the support material. Well worth the effort for someone who wants to think "outside the box".
I didn't enjoy this book as much as I did Tinseltown by the same author. I felt that there was too much attention to the Taylor Burton relationship. Also I got tired hearing about her jewelry. A bit less star worshiping would have been appreciated.
This book covers some history with which I was not very familiar. Although I could not see the footnotes, it seems to be very well researched. After listening to the book, I have been wondering how Hollywood has changed since its earlier days. I enjoyed the book enough that I plan to listen to the author's biography of Elizabeth Taylor.
I am a fan of the works of Michael Connelly. However I like his Harry Bosch character better than Mickey Haller. This Lincoln Lawyer Haller book is interesting and well written. Still, I wasn't expecting the twist at the end.
the book would have been much better for the general public if it had been shorter and much less technical.
Some interesting insights about the operations of the media, but little of depth on fixing the polarized political system. I haven't seen Michael's program on CNN, but did see him on MSNBC. He has a good on air presence, but this book lacks depth.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story along with its descriptive detail. I was a close observer of the Presidential Elections of 2008 and 2012. It was interesting to hear about it from the inside. As a white American, I had hoped to see a bit of diversity in the holder of the nation's highest office. Why not a BLACK, FEMALE, HISPANIC or JEWISH president? We got a Catholic with John Kennedy. It was my guess that the next to make the leap would be a female, and I suspected that she would emerge from the Vice-Presidency. How pleased I was to find that a black man would emerge from a short stint in the Senate and directly leap onto the big chair.
David's inside account helped remind me of and better understand Obama's victorious Marches. My only recommendation would be that the book should have been read by a professional reader. Axelrod's sleepy voice is a bit distraction over a book of this length.
Well researched and interestingly presented. More than I wanted to know about poisons. Until I listened to this book, I was unaware that the government was responsible for using poisonous alcohol to add to illegal spirits during Prohibition. Some interesting tales of people being poisoned and eventually the poisoner being caught.
Although I had lived during the Cuban Revolution, I had only a vague understanding of its circumstances. I was unaware that organized crime was really running the economy of the island. I had heard that Meyer Lansky was the Jewish Treasurer of the mob but didn't know how much of his influence was centered on Cuba. I also was unaware of the rivalry between Havana and Las Vegas.
I found the book well researched and entertaining. It is too bad that Fidel Castro didn't take his fortunate opportunity to turn the island into a true democracy. Unfortunately he turned out to be little better than his predecessor, although he did get rid of the Mob influence. Havana, the Mob, gambling and sex are the main themes of the book.
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