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  1. Walt Walt says:

    Writtenin the style of newspaper columns than a solid narrative, this book offers the best and only view of the West End Gang O Connor may be a superb columnist but his book is not impressive There is a terrible attempt to describe Irish organized crime in general Then the book slowly discusses Irish hoodlums in Montreal Again, there is almost nothing connecting the characters in each chapter, so the book appears to be very disjointed The later chapters veer away from Irish gangste Writtenin the style of newspaper columns than a solid narrative, this book offers the best and only view of the West End Gang O Connor may be a superb columnist but his book is not impressive There is a terrible attempt to describe Irish organized crime in general Then the book slowly discusses Irish hoodlums in Montreal Again, there is almost nothing connecting the characters in each chapter, so the book appears to be very disjointed The later chapters veer away from Irish gangsters to discuss Italian, Haitian, Biker, and others Any good book would set the environment and the context of the subject matter Usually, these early chapters are formulaic about community, economics, sociology, and other drab material usually treated in a superficial way It provides a basic building block between the author and the reader Unfortunately, O Connor really bungles the context Without grounding his narrative with chronology he weaves through space and time and largely offers a bumbling and incoherent overview of Irish gangsters This isappalling when one sees that he cites TJ English s Paddy Whacked as a source His attempts to describe crime conditions in Montreal by referencing the Whyos Gangs in New York and Whitey Bulger in Boston would confuse any normal reader and anger readers with a basic understanding of both references The book then progresses into a series of stories Rarely do the characters cross from one chapter to another leaving the reader confused as to how this characters could form a gang The result is that each chapter can easily stand alone and present itself as an interesting story albeit not part of a larger narrative O Connor makes a solid argument that the West End Gang was less a gang than a loose association of criminals If so, he is merely describing the underworld in general And yet, by the later chapters, the West End Gang of Dunie Ryan and Alan Ross clearly constituted a large criminal organization, not a vague confederation of neighborhood criminals with passing knowledge of one another The stories are solid and entertaining I especially enjoyed the chapters involving the Rubber Duck Squad and their leader Andre Savard, who pursued the gangsters Savard was a cop and the Rubber Duck Squad was a police unit organized to pursue some bank thieves The group clearly walked an extra legal line In one instance, the cops took a suspect to an abandoned school for questioning The reader can imagine the line of questioning in an abandoned building Hoodlums who threatened Savard, physically, or verbally also tended to die in situations that led to rumors of police executions.Instances like that, led to the squad being dismantled It is unfortunate that it is so hard to connect the criminals to one another.Even chapters on thefamous leaders Ryan, Ross, MacAllister, and Matticks are a bit confusing with regards to organization Are the bank robbers of previous chapters the cocaine kingpins of the later chapters It is hard to see progression or understand how the gang metamorphosed Billy MacAllister may have been a leader in the gang but it was hard to see that based on his chapter I barely understand a relationship between Ryan and Ross The chapter on Gerald Matticks concludes the chapters on the Irish Subsequent chapters discuss other criminal groups that fell into decline The bikers rose and fell spectacularly The Mafia also collapsed into a jumble of competing factions Into the void stepped the Haitian and Jamaican street gangs It is difficult to tell if they are pawns or power players What is clear, they have almost no connection to the West End Irish Overall, it is hard to recommend this book It is the only one discussing these gangsters However, it is so convoluted, seemingly disorganized, and arbitrarily broken up that readers may not see a gang in the book but rather somethingakin to western outlaws Readersfamiliar with the subject matter will have a hard time getting past the introduction While the information in the introduction is not inaccurate it is presented in such a way that it is confusing and does not give readers a basic understanding of the subject matter The introduction does not introduce If readers continue on they will learn about colorful crimes and gangsters


  2. JCWB JCWB says:

    No real narrative,of a list of people, places, dates and events, in no particular order Interesting to read about a specific event or crime, but beyond that really difficult to read.


  3. Rebecca Mckenzie Rebecca Mckenzie says:

    Very interesting book I found it focused on other mafia groups Italians, Hells Angels, etc as much as orthan the Irish at times and was difficult to follow in that respect O Connor did a great job of tying it all together in the end though and it was nice he was able to add his personal input in the footnotes making itauthentic.


  4. Judy Judy says:

    Details on the making of a city within a city Many Montreal institutions have been shaped by the mob such as the gay and lesbian club life, restaurants, discos, the gay village, construction, cheese factories, ect ect


  5. Richard Richard says:

    Interesting read, given I grew up in one of the areas often mentioned I was very surprised at the level of violence between the gangs that I was not aware of I also knew some of the place and people names noted I would recommend the book to anyone who was there in the 70s 3.7


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  • Paperback
  • 303 pages
  • La Mafia Irlandaise de Montréal
  • D'Arcy O'Connor
  • French
  • 10 April 2017

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