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How to ruin a good plot!
on 3 February 2011
The subject matter here, Tommy 'Karate' Pitera was a violent psychopath, who spent almost 20 years of his life killing on behalf of the Bonanno mafia family, as well as the other families in New York. This man was pure evil, and extremely sadistic in the manner he killed. He specialised in cutting up the bodies into 6 parts and knew the body almost as well as a surgeon.
With all that to work with you I expected a much better story than I got. The writing is shocking, with so many grammatical errors I find it hard to believe the book was proof read or edited. At times its like the words have just been lifted straight from a recording of a conversation. Then there are all the tangents the author goes off on, going into great detail on small issues that don't seem to have any bearing on the actual story or subject, whilst seemingly breezing over major events - maybe this was because he didn't have the details or info. And with all the clichés used, the writing style detracts the reader too much from what should have been a fascinating story.