Wackbag Book Club March Selection Thread

Which would you most like to read?

  • The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder, and the Birth of the American Mafia by (Dash)

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • The Devil in the White City(Erik Larson)

    Votes: 8 72.7%
  • American Desperado: My Life--From Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy(Roberts, Wright)

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets(Simon)

    Votes: 1 9.1%

  • Total voters
    11

Psychopath

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#1
The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder, and the Birth of the American Mafia by Mike Dash
Amazon
Audible

The Devil in the White City By Erik Larson
Amazon
Audible


American Desperado: My Life - From Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy to Secret Government Asset by Jon Roberts(Subject) and Evan Wright
Amazon
Audible

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon(Yes,that David Simon)
Amazon
Audible(Abridged Version)
I have a lower quality unabridged version of the audio book if this book is chosen, it's an old recording. Whoever did the newer abridged version were fucking lazy and didn't bother making a newer better sound unabridged version of the book.
 

Jacuzzi Billy

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#2
So book 4 inspired the wire? Leaning towards it but book 3 is a possibility.
 

LiddyRules

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So book 4 inspired the wire? Leaning towards it but book 3 is a possibility.
Book 4 inspired Homicide: Life on the Streets, hence the title Homicide.
 

BIV

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#7
Non-Fiction? You're killing me here.
 

Falldog

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Devil in the White City is non-fiction? That gets my vote.
 

LiddyRules

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I always thought Devil in the White City was historical fiction.
 

LiddyRules

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Nope, it's a true story.
I know it's based on a true story. But there's a difference between based on a true story and a true story. I thought it was the former.
 

whiskeyguy

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#13
People write books about shit that actually happened?

I thought The Bible was the only book in that category.
 

whiskeyguy

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#17
Voted for White City, that sounds like a pretty interesting read.

In keeping with tradition, I'll start reading tomorrow and be done by Sunday. :action-sm
 

Falldog

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I got my physical copy the other week. Now I just need a digital copy so I can read it on my Kindle...