A suspenseful, emotionally charged real-life Sopranos: The son of New York’s most notorious Mafia killer reveals the conflicted life he led being raised. From the age of eight, Al DeMeo spent a lot of time with his father, Roy—on loansharking collections, in the auto-repair shop from which he. Albert DeMeo was six when his father gave him his first gun. Eleven years later, in , the cops summoned him to identify his father’s corpse.
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Oct 01, Kristina Koznova rated it it was amazing. For the Sins of My Alberf is filled with so much suspense and detail. As a child, he realizes he is the man of the house when his father is on business and takes initiative by protecting his family. For instance, fatheg went to school every morning, and pulled p For the Sins of my Father was a book that I was instantly hooked on! I could not stop reading it from the very start!
But to us on the outside, it’s fascinating! How could he have spent his life looking up to, and loving, a vicious killer?
My old man, the hitman For the Sins of My Father by Albert DeMeo with Mary Jane Ross
For example, he believed stealing would be okay as his dad seemed okay with one of his many uncles stealing. Albert also becomes entangled in his father’s business as he becomes older, eventually being asked by his father to do various things for him.
Apr 05, Alexis Reynard rated it really liked it. The emotionally and physiological trauma from his fathers death and the outcome of the Gemini gangs actions are just two reasons as to why Alberts struggled in his adulthood. It took away from the overall feel of the book because I was so busy trying to keep track of the characters that I didn’t have time to react all that was happening in the story.
For the Sins of my Father was a book that I was instantly hooked albet Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In conclusion albbert novel was a wonderful piece, it was filled with questionable and complex characters, a suspenseful plot and beautiful ending, which I think are all elements of a fantastic story.
This is the story of one Mafia “enforcer”, the father referenced in the title seen through the eyes of his son.
My old man, the hitman For the Sins of My Father by Albert DeMeo with Mary Jane Ross – Telegraph
He brought his son Albert into the Mafia at the age of 7. But little really matters to DeMeo except his relationship to his father thr his idealised father, that is. Albert has to decide whether to follow in his father’s footsteps or live a different life.
Albert DeMeo was six when his father gave him his first gun. Knowing that the book was a memoir made ddemeo even more interesting. Even though his family was really rich and could buy almost anything, he was restless almost every night, worrying his father would not make it back home. Albert goes into so much detail about what his father made him do and how Roy eventually dies.
Albert himself is entirely straightforward about the crimes that his father committed, even going as far to admit his father’s own morality about going to hell when he was dead.
Rather than being negative like many other Mafia novels, this book demonstrated the family life of one of the most well known members of the Mafia, Roy DeMeo.
I direct the attention of the interested reader even to the Old Testament, in which the sons of Eli forced people to give them the best parts of their offerings to God 1 Samuel 2. We get to see another side of Roy DeMeo that the history books don’t paint in between paragraphs about his grisly murders, the story of a father who did everything right by his kids and wife.
Also I doubt the government of Italy would spend quite so many millions or lose quite so many lives dealing with a “myth”. Desperate to abide by the father-son bond, but equally determined to escape his father’s dangerous and doomed life, Al Demeo embarks on a courageous quest for the truth, reconciliation, and honor.
It’s a shame what Albert had to deal with after his father’s death, but I approve of him setting aside his revenge for a better life. The son of New York’s most notorious Mafia killer reveals the conflicted life he albery being raised by a cold-blooded murderer, who was also a devoted family man, and the wrenching legacy of Mafia family life.
In this book, wlbert learn of how a little For instance, he went to school every morning, and pulled pranks on his family members just to have fun! Refresh and try again. It was as if he went back in time to when his father first died and was forced to relive how he albett, he ultimately went in a downward spiral and became suicidal. But while life continued to take a turn for him he became weak and experienced depression as well as, post traumatic stress disorder.
From rigging horse races, loan sharking, stealing cars, filming porn, to contract killing; Albert learned how his family’s luxury lifestyle was afforded. Throughout the book Albert sinx author became mature at a very young age and acted as if he was years older than he actually was, the situation that he was in needed him to act the way he did. Overall, this was an amazing book. The second problem I had with this book was the person Albert depicted as his father. If we boil down all the events and conflicts which unfold in the pages of this memoir, they al For Demro Sins of My Father is a thrilling page turner that often left me with the thought “how could this story possible be a true tale”.
Reality did resurface every time for me however when Roy would take his son into the city to farher “errands”. We are not intended to bear each other’s. How could he have spent his life looking up to, and loving, a vicious killer?
The genuine love Robert had for his father was truly something I admired about the book. How could he have spent his life looking up to, and loving, a vicious killer? It was a great perspective to read this story in, to be able to see Albert’s average life at school compared to his thrilling life at home.
With the success of HBO’s The Sopranoswhich will begin airing again September 15, plus the recent death of Gambino head John Gotti, expect much interest in, and many sales for, this electrifying title. Account Options Sign in. He was a good, well behaved boy who loved his father, but grew up and lost his way.
Oct 17, Muska rated it really liked it. Feb 02, Robert rated it really liked it Shelves: For the Sins of My Father was such an intense and suspenseful book that was full of action. Sep 23, Erika rated it really liked it. I love how the author pointed out the hypocrisy of the so-called morally superior people they encountered. Being the son of notorious mobster Roy DeMeo, and growing up in his father shadow Albert DeMeo quickly learned the mob life.
I think that Albert made the right choice to leave the mafia life behind after Roy’s death, though he was left with PTSD at the end.