Epub The Irishman: Originally published as I Heard You Paint ☆ papercuts.co

Now a major Netflix film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro Al Pacino Joe Pesci and Harvey KeitelThe Irishman is an epic saga of organised crime in post war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran a hustler and hitman who worked for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th CenturySpanning decades Sheerans story chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa and it offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime its inner workings rivalries and connections to mainstream politicsSheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit against The Commission of La Cosa Nostra the US Government would name him as one of only two non Italians in conspiracy with the Commission Sheeran is listed alongside the likes of Anthony Tony Pro Provenzano and Anthony Fat Tony Salerno In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handledthan twenty five hits for the mob and Brandt turned Sheerans story into a page turning true crime classicNow a major Netflix film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro Al Pacino Joe Pesci and Harvey KeitelThe Irishman is an epic saga of organised crime in post war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran a hustler and hitman who worked for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th CenturySpanning decades Sheerans story chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa and it offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime its inner workings rivalries and connections to mainstream politicsSheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit against The Commission of La Cosa Nostra the US Government would name him as one of only two non Italians in conspiracy with the Commission Sheeran is listed alongside the likes of Anthony Tony Pro Provenzano and Anthony Fat Tony Salerno In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handledthan twenty five hits for the mob and Brandt turned Sheerans story into a page turning true crime classicNow a major Netflix film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro Al Pacino Joe Pesci and Harvey KeitelThe Irishman is an epic saga of organised crime in post war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran a hustler and hitman who worked for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th CenturySpanning decades Sheerans story chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa and it offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime its inner workings rivalries and connections to mainstream politicsSheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit against The Commission of La Cosa Nostra the US Government would name him as one of only two non Italians in conspiracy with the Commission Sheeran is listed alongside the likes of Anthony Tony Pro Provenzano and Anthony Fat Tony Salerno In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handledthan twenty five hits for the mob and Brandt turned Sheerans story into a page turning true crime classic


8 thoughts on “The Irishman: Originally published as I Heard You Paint Houses

  1. says:

    I don't really read true crimeapart from the classic In Cold Blood but I saw that Scorcese is doing the film with probably the finest character actors around especially in this genre PacinoPescietc So I got it it's a fascinating snapshot of the time and an uncomfortable read to boot but this is about the darker sides of life so it was not unexpected Grimgritty and haunting But ultimatelycompulsive reading


  2. says:

    I knew nothing of this story or of the mob teamsters before I picked this book It’s an absolutely excellent book it’s really well written it tells the story and sets the scene of the key people involved superbly It’s full of facts and real occurrences but remains fascinating and interesting throughout If you’ve any interest in gangs or organised crime you will love it Given what an intense and ruthless man he must have been to have known or dealt with in his prime i actually developed a soft spot for Frank Sheeran Get this book You’ll enjoy it It’s Good People


  3. says:

    A lead in and exposé of the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa This is told partly in narrative and partly in the direct speech of 'The Irishman' The evidence has yo be taken at face value as there does not seem to be any corroborating evidence that I could find in the book But the repetitive somewhat turgid style did not make for easy reading For my liking there are far too many irrelevant details and too many names presented too uickly The whole thing boils down to whether or not you can believe the story as told by an 80plus year old ex con who may or may not have a hidden agenda


  4. says:

    I really wanted to like this book but frankly I found it hard going and tedious I ploughed through it though because I fancied watching the film afterwards but I wish I'd just watched the film instead The book is repetitive and boring with such a large number of names and characters that's it becomes difficult to follow After Frank's story had been told there was still about 20% of the book remaining and I couldn't face any so I skim read it just to get it over and done with


  5. says:

    Fascinating book Part investigative journalism part memoir of an outsider ex soldier who became a union and Mafia strongarm who never uestioned the orders of his mentors Jimmy Hoffa the Teamster boss and Russell Bufalino Mafia godfather He painted houses with blood Did he kill Jimmy Hoffa on Russ's orders? Was he a middle man in the assassination of JFK?


  6. says:

    Overall I enjoyed this There was a lot of interesting information here I dropped it a star for two reasons One the information about the union went on for too long After awhile my eyes just glazed over And two the author comes over as a know it all pretty smug and not particularly likeable It was still a good read though and I look forward to the film


  7. says:

    The author may well be a top lawyer but he is not a top writer The book has no plot and is just a series of rambling words with no purpose I will try to finish it but it is an effort and I am not sure it is worth it when there are so many well written books to read instead I am pleased I only paid 99p for it but even so it is not good value


  8. says:

    I bought this in anticipation of the new Scorcese film 'The Irishman' liking to know a bit before the film dropsThis book does drag a little and the number of characters makes it a bit hard to understand in parts but tells the story well enoughHard to see how this could make a Scorcese film inline with 'Goodfellas' or 'Casino' but let's see