The Salad Oil King

The Salad Oil King

by Mathew Crisci

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BN ID: 2940158391262
Publisher: Orca Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/18/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 776,637
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Manhattan born M.G. Crisci is the critically-acclaimed author of nine books based on true stories or real events in the genres of literary fiction, historical fiction and drama.

His books have been called “must reads" and “expertly crafted" by a diverse group of domestic and international media outlets, including the San Francisco Book Review, the Sacramento Book Review, the Manhattan Book Review, Voice of America in Washington, and Rossiyskaya Gazeta in Moscow.

He is also an internationally-recognized expert on consumer motivation and behavior, an award-winning journalist, a screenwriter, and a thought-provoking social activist committed to improving Russian-American cooperation through joint cultural activities. He has been elected to Who's Who in the World 21 times.

More information on M.G. Crisci can be found at his website, major search engines and on his YouTube channel.

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The Salad Oil King 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Teah_Mist More than 1 year ago
The Salad Oil King by M.G. Crisci is a mystery thriller suspense novel that follows Alfonso Gravenese from high school drop out to scam artist during the 1940-1960s. The events of the book are inspired from true events. Alfonso Gravenese during the course of this book goes from childhood frauds all the way to becoming an executive that steals around $14 million from Wall Street. The title of The Salad Oil King by M.G. Crisci, might make you think cookbook, but this is far from a cookbook instead it is a suspenseful tale that follows one of the greatest scam artists in American history. I found it difficult to hate Alfonso Gravenese as he was such an interesting character even though he was stealing millions of dollars from hardworking people. In fact he kind of reminded me of Neal Caffery from the TV show White Collar with how even though he was committing multiple crimes I just could not help, but like him! Overall, if you enjoy crime novel especially ones based on real events then you will love this one.
Romuald Dzemo More than 1 year ago
The Salad Oil King: An American Tale of Greed Gone Mad by M.G. Crisci is a rare treasure, a unique work that explores the world of crime and the lust for wealth and power. Alfonso, aka Fonso Gravanese grows up with great ambitions to accumulate as much wealth as possible and to exert the most powerful influence on others. The story explores his shady businesses, the financial scams that grew from petty thefts to fraud with staggering proportions, reaching an apex with the famous $14 billion Wall Street scam. As a reader, you should brace yourself for an insanely intense drama, a tale that brings characters from all walks of life into the orbit of a high school dropout turned billionaire. Crisci writes beautifully, and exhibits a very rich imagination from his character cast to the complex story line. It will be very interesting to see how he integrates historical elements into this compelling story. What first attracted me was the beautiful cover, its simplicity and elegance, and I was right to judge this book by its cover, because the story is powerful, convincing, and will hugely remind readers of the reality of fraud that is rank and rife in today's society. Crisci is a master storyteller, the genius who'll lead readers into the darkest corners of the psychology of a scam lord.
AlexandraJ More than 1 year ago
The title of this novel caught my attention immediately, and as I love novels about true crime it seemed like a great novel to pick up. The novel narrates the early story of Fonso’s family and how Fonso himself came to be in a position to begin building his fortune. The story then goes on to show the life story of Fonso and his often shady business dealings, all in the pursuit of achieving great wealth and power. I love that the story is loosely based on/inspired by real life events, and I loved that there is an edgy feel of “Godfather Mafia” about the story. The book is written in a natural, easy manner, and there is often a subtle sense of sarcasm and humour which made me inwardly smile. The story deals with power, greed, ambition, passion, manipulation, loyalty, lifelong friendship, corruption and general morality and if you enjoy true crime stories then I recommend this enjoyable novel.