A Stand Up Guy

A Stand Up Guy

by Michael Calomino, Daniel Bellomo

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Overview

A Stand Up Guy, a novel which combines the humor and poignancy of childhood with the disturbing realities of the criminal underworld, tells the story of Vinny Castelli and Ray Bonavita, two young Italian-Americans growing up in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Under the tutelage of Vinny's Uncle Benny, a notorious gangland chieftain, Vinny and Ray become involved in organized crime. Ray, who is volatile by nature, becomes increasingly violent and unpredictable, and eventually Vinny is called upon to murder his closest friend. Painfully honest, humorously frank, A Stand Up Guy captures the essence of criminality while debunking the romantic myths surrounding the Mafia lifestyle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413779851
Publisher: Publish America
Publication date: 11/14/2005
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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A Stand Up Guy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
NOT SINCE I READ DIRTY WHITE BOYS HAVE I ENJOYED A CRIME NOVEL SO MUCH.THIS WORK CRIES OUT, 'ONE MORE TIME ' TO DINIRO AND PESCI. REEKS OF STREET WISE REALISM FROM START TO BLOODY FINISH. I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a novel in the gangster genre that graphically depicts the career criminal lifestyle without cliches. A gritty tale it will give the reader a long, hard look into the violent culture of organized crime. Buy it now to gain an insight into a class of people whose moral compass is governed by expediency, if by anything at all. I loved it, and vicariously lived it through the strong,fierce characterizations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, this book is excellent! It will keep you on the edge of your seat! The storyline captivates the mind. I couldn't put the book down and am now ordering some to give as a gifts. I can certainly see this book becoming a #1 movie. A must for anyone who loves organized crime stories !!!! Like any good movie/book, you will talk about it for months.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Stand Up Guy, a novel which combines the humor and poignancy of childhood with the disturbing realities of the criminal underworld, tells the story of Vinny Castelli and Ray Bonavita, two young Italian-Americans growing up in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Under the tutelage of Vinny¿s Uncle Benny, a notorious gangland chieftain, Vinny and Ray become involved in organized crime. Ray, who is volatile by nature, becomes increasingly violent and unpredictable, and eventually Vinny is called upon to murder his closest friend. Painfully honest, humorously frank, A Stand Up Guy, captures the essence of criminality while debunking the romantic myths surrounding the Mafia lifestyle.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was outstanding...I couldnt put it down from the moment I started ....This book would definitely make a great movie...it has all the action and drama you could ask for!!!