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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
Lucky (A Scar is Born Book 1) by Christian Cipollini is a comic book. It's 1929 and Salvatore Lucania is about to meet his fate. A brutal attack leaves him disfigured and this is the turning point, the point that turns him from plain Mr. Lucania into one of the most feared crime figures of all time – the infamous Lucky Luciano. Luciano heads up a crime dynasty that takes advantage of the economic crisis about to hit America and gangsterism is born. Follow Lucania’s story, his rise to fame, or infamy, as one of the most notorious gangsters of all time.
Lucky (A Scar is Born Book 1) by Christian Cipollini is a great read for fans of comic books and of the gangster era in the 1920s and 1930s. The illustrations were amazing and very appropriate to the story. The story was to the point, exceedingly well written – it wouldn’t have been the same as a written story, the pictures did it real justice. In terms of the story, it was an easy read, easy to follow and keep up with, and it had a simple enough plot to follow. This is a true story that begins in a time when wealth and prosperity were the order of the day for many, but describes perfectly the dark undertones of the criminal world, how Prohibition, among other things, played its part in the birth of gangsterism. I like true crime and I enjoyed this; it was an unusual way of learning for me, a way that I think many will enjoy. This is a terrific book for anyone who loves comic books, regardless of the story!