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The book started out well enough, but soon rambled off onto so many tangents that I had a hard time reading it. I never saw the show on TV, so I compared this to other books. A good editor could remove large parts of the narrative, especially parts of the book that didn't support the premise of the story. I didn't need the history of Philadelphia, or the many other tangential data the author worked in.  

Review: Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

User Review  - Varina - Goodreads

Meh. I wasn't expecting this book to be anything like the show, but I think it's way too focused on the political aspects of Atlantic City. I wanted to know more about organized crime dealings and the ... Read full review

Review: Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

User Review  - Sabur76 - Goodreads

Dry as a bone Read full review

Review: Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

User Review  - Svelteassassin - Goodreads

The book is history of Atlantic City, not just the era of Nucky Johnson (Thompson in the TV show) that is covered in the TV show. While the city's history is definitely fascinating, it's not told in a ... Read full review

Review: Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

User Review  - Terri - Goodreads

So..so. I expected more due to the HBO series. Read full review

Review: Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

User Review  - Pete - Goodreads

Quite informative, but dry. Captures little of the era's excitement, instead lulling the reader to sleep. Recommended for insomniacs who are enthralled by the recent HBO series. Read full review

Review: Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

User Review  - Jolene Olive - Goodreads

Wasn't what I was expecting. Read full review

Review: Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

User Review  - Sean - Goodreads

I'll have to give it another try...in about 30 years. Very sluggish read. Read full review

Review: Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

User Review  - Juliana - Goodreads

This book started off really strong for me, tapered in the middle and then picked back up at the end. The most interesting chapters were about Enoch Johnson and Donald Trump. Feel free to skip to those. Read full review

Review: Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

The HBO shows owes me for reading (and purchasing) this terrible piece of souvenir-stand trash. It better be good. Read full review


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