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Tod Goldberg

Autor(a) de The House of Secrets

20+ Works 1,325 Membros 51 Reviews

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Obras de Tod Goldberg

The House of Secrets (2016) 543 cópias
Gangsterland (2014) 140 cópias
The Fix (2008) 120 cópias
Fake Liar Cheat (2000) 98 cópias
The End Game (2009) 87 cópias
Living Dead Girl (2002) 63 cópias
The Giveaway (2010) 61 cópias
The Reformed (2011) 46 cópias
The Bad Beat (2011) 40 cópias
Gangster Nation (2017) 32 cópias
Other Resort Cities (2009) 15 cópias
Simplify (2005) 9 cópias
Where You Lived: Stories (2011) 8 cópias

Associated Works

The Usual Santas: A Collection of Soho Crime Christmas Capers (2017) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
Las Vegas Noir (2008) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Palm Springs Noir (2021) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
The Best American Mystery and Suspense Stories 2022 (2022) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Witnesses for the Dead: Stories (2022) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Playing Games (2023) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
December Tales (2021) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



BooksInMirror | outras 20 resenhas | Feb 19, 2024 |
GANGSTERLAND, by Tod Goldberg, is the story of a mafia hitman, Sal Cupertine, who murdered 3 federal agents in Chicago and is abruptly relocated to Las Vegas and after several facial surgeries and months of Jewish education, becomes a Rabbi named David Cohen. Quickly Sal/David becomes entangled in the Mafia in Las Vegas and his past is starting to catch up with him. Can Sal/David balance his new responsibilities while also fending off his dangerous past?
What a delight to read. Sal/David, in spite of being a cold-blooded killer, is such a likable soul that the reader is pulling for him, even when his is committed horrible acts. Goldberg does an excellent job of not just creating the mafia underbelly of Chicago and Las Vegas, but the contrast is so clear and distinct that it adds character and depth the Sal/David's slow grasp of his upended life. All of the supporting cast, particularly the senior Rabbi in Las Vegas, are all wonderfully complex and I would read a story focused on many of them. Sal/David's past is felt slowly creeping in as the story progresses and the ending of the book is exciting, rewarding and fun.
GANGSTERLAND was a blast to read and I look forward to reading more books by Tod Goldberg. It's a mafia story, but it's also soo much more; it's the story of a man figuring out who he really is, about your past never really leaves you and how religion. or really just something to believe in, can guide you and make you a better person.
I received this book as aprt of the Goodreads Giveaway program.
… (mais)
EHoward29 | outras 4 resenhas | Jan 9, 2024 |
This was very cleverly done. Many twists and turns and a super fast read. Lots more language than his usual, though. I wonder if that is because of his collaboration with Goldberg. Quite a bit darker and gorier, too. Meltzer is better on his own, in my opinion.

classyhomemaker | outras 20 resenhas | Dec 11, 2023 |
I'm not sure if this is the end to the series or not. Probably not as there are a few loose ends, but it does bring major parts of the plot to a close as hitman turned Rabbi David Cohen is increasingly encircled by his pursuers and his own mistaken actions. There are a few points of the plot here that are just ridiculous but are needed to keep the story going on. What makes it enjoyable are the characters, first and foremost the rabbi and his mentor, a real rabbi. I guess if there's another volume, I won't be able to resist, especially given how well Johnny Heller performs the audiobook version. It is nice entertainment while eating lunch in my car! One funny thing, however. When this started, I thought I had the wrong audiobook, since it repeats one of the stories--the one about the hitman's father--from Goldberg's collection of stories "set in the Gangsterland" universe.… (mais)
datrappert | Oct 7, 2023 |



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