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.
Brutal is a must own book for anybody who is a fan of the gangster genre of true-crime books. Not only does Kevin Weeks tell his story in shocking detail but his story itself is so... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brian Scholla
I bought several books on Bulger's life for a term paper and this one was by far the best. Weeks' story is told in a very colloquial tone and I found that not only did it contain... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ben Cook
Being from Boston (Dorchester) and knowing many stories about Whitey, some first hand from police officers I knew, I thought I might enjoy this book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by SJFF
Kevin Weeks' autobiography Brutal, at first glance, is an unflinching look under the manhole cover into the subterranean world of the Irish Mob, specifically the Winter Hill gang... Read morePublished 4 months ago by John R. Dizon
Am not judging here at all. Pro or con. That's not what my 5 star rating is about. I knew what I (as a reader) was getting myself into by merely taking a look at the cover prior to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kirk Alex
This is a great read about one of the most violent criminal organizations in country, covers a lot of Whitey Bulger.Published 7 months ago by Anderson
Brutal is a difficult read for the weak or squeamish. If you were ever curious about machine politics and gangster relationships during the mid-twentieth century Kevin Weeks tells... Read morePublished 7 months ago by S. E. E.
It seems as though the author was asked to write individual chapters with full supporting evidence and background info. This leads to a lot of repetition. Read morePublished 8 months ago by J. Cheuvront