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Gangster Squad: Covert Cops, the Mob, and the Battle for Los Angeles

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Good

This book puts you back in time and makes you feel as if the characters were around you at all times.

posted by Anonymous on September 13, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Not a story

I read the sample it sounded interesting it is just the author telling you about the mafia and the police force no story just facts, dates and alot of characters.

posted by mab67 on September 6, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    Good

    This book puts you back in time and makes you feel as if the characters were around you at all times.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

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    Excellent

    great story lines, easy reading.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    Fairly good read; nothing to get excited about.

    This third party perspective book was interesting but the style gets to be tiresome after about half the book. The author's timeline skips back and forth and doesn't follow a logical sequence which is what is needed in a book of this type.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Gangster squad

    Did not like this book. Don't know why anyone would make this a movie. The book only keeps telling how cohen gets all this money and the cops can't get him on anything else.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Not a story

    I read the sample it sounded interesting it is just the author telling you about the mafia and the police force no story just facts, dates and alot of characters.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    Ok. Not the best written book

    The book was ok.
    There were some interesting tidbits. But I found myself not really liking anyone in this book except Wooters. The writing isn't very good. It jumps and it's almost ....like something written in the 40's...The film noir it keeps talking about. It does expose the movie as utter nonsense in which nothing is real. A couple names are real but that's about it.

    I should have just gotten the book for free from the library---so should you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    I love ryan gosling

    I didnt read the book and i want to see the movie but its rated r and im too young. But i think ryan gosling and emma stone are amazing actors and they are really talented.

    0 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Making A Comparison....I Wonder

    I don't have the book nor the sample. But just by reading the summary and looking at the trailer of the movie on t.v., it's kind of like the video game "L.A. Noire".

    0 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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