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RICK SHAQ GOLDSTEIN SAYS: I LOVE THE SOPRANOS… BUT THIS IS NOT A BOOK… IT’S A TRANSCRIPT!
Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2021
I have absolutely loved the Sopranos from the opening episode all the way through to the most disappointing finale of a large scale series in history… but that having been said… I feel like I was totally bamboozled in the purchase of this… NOT A BOOK… NOT A BOOK…
A book of beauty or power… has an author that captivates you… or at least tries to display some type of literary artistry… or if such talents are beyond the writer’s grasp… he or she… tries to entertain you in some unique way. A writer like an actor or performer… lives and dreams about “touching” their audience. The writer wants to grasp your thoughts… imagination… touch the beat of your heart… lift your spirits… or force tears to your eyes…
No such attempts are evident within the covers of this “TRANSCRIPT”! This is nothing but the transcription of interviews/discussions from prior podcasts. I have reviewed over seven-hundred-books on Amazon alone… and I have never before come across something so poorly disguised as a book. (Perhaps… one other book that incorporated many interviews.) To me a book is a sacred thing. From the time I was a child and punished for bad behavior and had to stay in my room with nothing but books… I found that without leaving my room… I could travel around the world… or go to outer space… or go back in time to watch a game at Ebbets Field… fueled simply by the creativity and hooking my imagination with that of the author’s.
There is nothing at all like that in this publication. If you’ve ever been in a court trial and you had to read the transcripts… that’s what this is… have you ever interned as a law clerk… and had to review transcripts… that’s what this is. If that was all made clear to me and potential purchasers… in the pre-release blurbs… that would be a totally different situation. I feel totally mislead! If I knew this ahead of time I would have waited for the paperback to be released.
I hope I have helped some potential buyers so they know what they’re deciding on. By the way… if you haven’t seen the Soprano’s Prequel yet… I’d suggest you find a good book instead!