A suspenseful, emotionally charged real-life Sopranos: The son of New York’s most notorious Mafia killer reveals the conflicted life he led being raised. From the age of eight, Al DeMeo spent a lot of time with his father, Roy—on loansharking collections, in the auto-repair shop from which he. Albert DeMeo was six when his father gave him his first gun. Eleven years later, in , the cops summoned him to identify his father’s corpse.
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Unlike other kids at fathed who’s father’s were policeman, firefighters, or lawyers Albert DeMeo had no idea what his father did. I find it interesting how Albert DeMeo fits in with his dad from the start and develops traits suitable for being in the mobster life as a young child even though he is n For the Sins of My Father was a great read, filled with action from start to end.
My old man, the hitman For the Sins of My Father by Albert DeMeo with Mary Jane Ross – Telegraph
This was expected because he trusts his father’s judgment and believes in whatever he told him mh do. With the success of HBO’s The Sopranoswhich will begin airing again September 15, plus the recent death of Gambino head John Gotti, expect much interest in, and many sales for, this electrifying title.
Fkr to Read saving…. The way DeMeo tells his story is immensely moving, especially when he undergoes the loss of his father. He learns the fathre of how to do business, handle money and kill people and you’re sure that he will have the same fate as him but it’s the opposite. Likewise to myself, Albert had a cloak of hidden emotions that were revealed when he was at his lowest point in life once Roy passed.
But when Al is seventeen, Roy’s body is found in the trunk of a car, a gangland slaying that places Al between federal prosecutors seeking his testimony and a mob crew determined to keep him quiet.
Mar 27, Samantha Snooks rated it it fatehr amazing. You would assume that growing up in the environment Albert grew up in, he would think it is okay to kill I really enjoyed reading the book For The Sins of My Father. The decision nearly destroys Albert but in the end he realizes that he did the right thing.
It is equally as interesting to see DeMeo develop and react to all these little glimpses of the Mafia life. Until he is saved by his childhood friends and begins to recover. I believe that Roy should have a done a better job raising his son, especially when he is introduced to hookers, guns and the entire mafia lifestyle. He does not romanticize his father’s sins, and there were many, fqther this really does touch on the ‘shades of grey’ between what is right and wrong reality of the world we exist in.
Albert DeMeo makes you feel as if you are growing up in the Mob along with him, from the owning his first gun to the first time he set foot in gemini. For the Sins of My Father is one of the most captivating and suspenseful books I have ever read!
But with the release of a new book and documentary, about his father’s escapades as the most infamous killer and earner in New York’s notorious Gambino crime family, the past Albert worked so hard to forget and escape came back to haunt him. Roy was a person who subjected me to a wide range of emotions since he can be argued as both the hero and the villain.
Although while doing so, his father, who at this point was increasingly desperate, vocally expressed his skns about having to involve a son who he never wanted in his business. This novel really made me question every kind, gentle, caring person I have ever met.
Oct 26, Lea added it. It was easy to enjoy, from the characters to the setting, it left me completely speechless. This novel kept me on my toes snis throughout the story, I had trouble being able to put it down especially on the suspense parts. Even though Roy slowly exposed his son into the crime world, he never failed to be a good father. Oct 17, Muska rated it really liked it.
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For the Sins of My Father: A Mafia Killer, His Son, and the Legacy of a Mob Life
Oct 21, Erica M rated it really liked it. There was suspense around every corner and the beginning of the book sind opened up how the DeMeo family were like and how close they were. Roy Albert’s father completely raised Albert to be exactly like him, which makes him have a wise guy personality.
Albert changes drastically throughout the memoir. For the Sins of My Father is one of the most fascinating books I’ve ever read.
I felt a strong connection to the people in the story and felt that I could easily sympathize with all of them, which is something every book strives for. Also I doubt the government of Italy would s I deme many reviews here that treat this memoir as a “novel”, which suprised me at first. It’s cor shame what Albert had to deal with after his father’s death, but I approve of him setting aside his revenge for a better life. Th This novel kept me on my toes all throughout the story, I had trouble being able to put it down especially on the suspense parts.
But to us on the outside, it’s fascinating!
The corruption amidst the powers that be in the law enforcement community really didn’t shock me, just his candid way of writing about it. From the Hardcover edition. It was very obvious that he faced a lot of internal faather and it really made you feel for both him and Roy.
Unlike other kids in his exclusive Long Island neighborhood Albert spent whatever free time he could learning the tricks of the trade with his Father. Al DeMeo will never forget the day in when a coworker, a fellow trader alebrt the New York Stock Exchange, taunt A suspenseful, emotionally charged real-life Sopranos: Mainly, the premise of the entire book is what grabbed my attention and kept me reading.
Mafia cognoscenti will recognize the DeMeo name, for the author’s father, Roy, gunned down sine fellow mobsters inhas in recent years gained a reputation as one of the most ruthless members of the Gambino family, responsible for dozens of killings. We are experiencing technical difficulties.