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Mafia recommendations?

Does anyone have recommendations for good mafia books? I've been reading some good mafia books and I want more

Books I've read:
Mario Puzo's the Godfather, Omerta, the Sicilian, the Last Don, Return of the Godfather
Peter Watson - Capo
Lorenzo Carcaterra - Gangster

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The Mafia cookbook, by Joseph Iannuzzi. It a real story, that the movie Goodfellas was partly based on. It contains some good recipes as well.

Cose di Cosa Nostra, by Giovanni Falcone. It's about judge Falcone's fight against the mafia.

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Just a question I hope you don't mind answering, how was The Godfather Returns? Was it any good? As impossible as it may be, is it comparable to its predecessor, The Godfather?
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Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia by John Dickie is a good historical read if not a bit hard to keep up with.

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Just a question I hope you don't mind answering, how was The Godfather Returns? Was it any good? As impossible as it may be, is it comparable to its predecessor, The Godfather?
It's nowhere near the level of the Godfather (or any other mafia book written by Puzo). It makes too many jumps in time, there are too many story-lines which made it hard to get through the book. Not a book I would recommend If you haven't read Puzo's other books, I would recommend those instead, especially 'the Sicilian'.


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I just started on 'the Mafia Cookbook'. I'm really flying trough it, the storyline is pretty amuzing and the recepies are pretty interesting. A part I liked:

Joey cooked a New York Strip Steak Florentine with Sautéed Mushrooms.

"Joey, these mushrooms are so good," Tommy said in the calmest voice I'd heard in years. The joint must have done him good.
"You gotta be careful with mushrooms though, Tommy." Skinny Bobby always gad to put in his two cents. "Some of them are poisonous."
"Yeah, I know," I said. "I lost my first wife that way."
Tommy was seriously taken aback. "Jeez, Joey, I didn't know that. You never said nuttin'."
By this time I was almost in tears. "Yeah, I lost my second wife, too. From a crushed skull."
"Marrone," T.A. said. "What happened? Car accident?"
"Nah... She wouldn't eat the poison mushrooms."
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