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Brutal: The Untold Story of My Life Inside Whitey Bulger's Irish Mob Paperback – March 13, 2007
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“Mesmerizing and fascinating ... no organized crime fiction I have read has anything on this book. I couldn’t put it down.” (– Michael Palmer, New York Times bestselling author of The Society)
“…most interesting and accurate. When Weeks talks about Bulger, he’s got the goods and he makes clear the others don’t.” (– Boston Sunday Globe)
“Weeks has made his literary bones. He has credibility…” (– Boston Phoenix)
“Absorbing.” (—Deseret Morning News)
“Bulger has spawned a handful of books about his mayhem. So far, Weeks’ is the best. ” (– Cleveland Plain Dealer)
“A dazzling story...Brutal is the most revealing and chilling true crime story that I have ever read.” (– Julian Krainin, Producer of “Quiz Show” and “Something the Lord Made”)
About the Author
Kevin Weeks is out of prison and living a clean life in Massachusetts.
Phyllis Karas is the coauthor of two previous books. She is a contributor to People magazine and an adjunct professor at the Boston University School of Journalism. She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts, with her husband.
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Top Customer Reviews
The one thing that the reader walks away with is that in this part of Boston and in this mileu, all the cops and robbers are in bed with each other-metaphorically of course. FBI, police, gangsters, and various thugs. What a cesspool! Kevin says throughout the whole book that it's always about money, not power- but in the end he's bankrupt; and he's telling all these tales of his businesses and how successful he could have been if he and Whitey went legit.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As I said it was written honestly with true facts, and tragedies that happened too families in South Boston,I believe Kevin thought he had a good friend in Jimmy and was blown away... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Kevin Weeks couldn't spell his own name...Author me arse ! Tough...yea there were lots of tough guys in Southie they got up every morning and worked the docks or the unions to give... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patrick Griffin
Great read! Shows what it was like on the inside of Whitey Bulger's group.Published 3 months ago by tex
I have found this book to be a fast read. It is written in the 1st person and you feel as if you are right there with him telling you the story. I loved it.Published 3 months ago by joanne
The problem with this book is ego: the narrator/author cannot get away from his own ego. Repeatedly he tells the reader how smart he is, how tough he is, how ruthless he is. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Moose
I actually liked the book because of the information it shared on James Whitey Bolger. What I hated is the author's self justifications for everything such as loan sharking, drug... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kevin M Quigg