A respected thoracic surgeon and also a Mafia confidant, Elliot Litner was a self- described “nerdy, Jewish kid from the Bronx” who’d witnessed. Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor. The inspiration for Fox TV’s drama series, “Mob Doctor,” Il Dottore (Barricade Books, October ) by Ron Felber. : Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor () by Ron Felber and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books.

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It had some entertaining passages such as the hero fingering Carlo Gambino’s rectum.

New York State United States. The passage in which Litner performs a rectal dottode on godfather Carlo Gambino is a stand-out moment which deftly combines all of the above! Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Bill Florio rated it liked it Sep 13, A Biography of David Berkowitz.

Presidential Lessons in Leadership. Open Preview See a Problem? It all seemed far-fetched. Interesting book about double life of a doctor for the Mafia. I was pleasantly surprised.

Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor by Ron Felber

Litner’s story, though provocative, is related with melodrama and purple prose and sheds little new light on figures like Castellano and Gotti.

Roctor initially thought that this book would be awful. The Everything Mafia Book. Preview — Il Dottore by Ron Felber.


The Men Behind Mob Wives. Like his thriller protagonist Jack Madson, Felber has worked as a deputy sheriff, transporting federal criminals, and has fought Golden Gloves. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

Il Dottore: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor

Discover what to read next. Amfia Organized Crime in Detroit. It seems unnecessarily sensationalized. Calisto rated it liked it Dec 13, Return to Book Page. Jan 10, Shirley Metelmann rated it really liked it.

Bailey rated it liked it Jul 04, Enjoyed the show but not the book.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Very cliche glorified Mafia tale, at times with rough language to make things cool, at least duble sentences. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. However, the author did a lovely job creating the memoir into a suspenseful novel towards the end when the mob was pressuring the doctor to kill a guy; and Rudy Giuliani was threatening him to save docttor guy.

The History of the New York Underworld Most important part is that the end was surprising for me! Parts are so obvious cinematic that it seems unbelievable that no-one has written a movie based on this book. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

IL DOTTORE: The Double Life of a Mafia Doctor

Good historic read Enjoyed this book very much Recommend it highly. It was interesting to hear how instrumental Rudy Giuliani was in bringing down some of the most famous Mafia leaders.


Deep in dottote Dream. Felber a doctoral candidate at Drew U. Not really very interesting or well written. Lloyd rated it liked it Jul 03, He lives in New Jersey with his dog Hemingway.

I especially liked the part where Giuliani sti I initially thought that this book would be awful.

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An entertaining and quick read. The King of New York. The mob dr from the show is a female but in the book is a male.

Felber is an excellent writer, and infuses the text with just the right quantities of suspense, tension, disbelief, and occasional laugh-out-loud humour. Refresh and try again. Rohit rated it it was amazing Jan 08, We’re Going to Win This Thing. Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

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