Just read "The Gospel according to Tony Soprano" by Chris Seay. It was a quick easy read. It's nice to know that another "man of the cloth" shares my penchant for mafioso violence at its finest. I've been conflicted about my love for this show for 7 years now (since I became a Christ-follower), and I am glad to know that it is coming to an end.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
The only unfortunate aspect to this book was the fact that it was written almost 5 years ago, half-way through the Sopranos Saga. He should do a rewrite now that the series has ended.
I will say that the Sopranos was my first foray into Mafia fiction. I've since immersed myself in the Godfather Trilogy, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York - (my favorite), Casino, etc. Much as Seay comments in this book, I'm not exactly sure what it is that draws me to this genre as I'm not Italian, a criminal, or even an alpha-male. Maybe this is just simple escapism for me, although I don't believe that it is that simple. For the record, my wife also loves The Sopranos.