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Philip Carlo's The Ice Man spent over six weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. Top Mob Hitman. Devoted Family Man. Doting Father. For thirty years, Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski led a shocking double life, becoming the most notorious professional assassin in American history while happily hosting neighborhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey.Richard Kuklinski wasPhilip Carlo's The Ice Man spent over six weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. Top Mob Hitman. Devoted Family Man. Doting Father. For thirty years, Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski led a shocking double life, becoming the most notorious professional assassin in American history while happily hosting neighborhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey.Richard Kuklinski was Sammy the Bull Gravano's partner in the killing of Paul Castellano, then head of the Gambino crime family, at Sparks Steakhouse. Mob boss John Gotti hired him to torture and kill the neighbor who accidentally ran over his child. For an additional price, Kuklinski would make his victims suffer; he conducted this sadistic business with coldhearted intensity and shocking efficiency, never disappointing his customers. By his own estimate, he killed over two hundred men, taking enormous pride in his variety and ferocity of technique.This trail of murder lasted over thirty years and took Kuklinski all over America and to the far corners of the earth, Brazil, Africa, and Europe. Along the way, he married, had three children, and put them through Catholic school. His daughter's medical condition meant regular stays in children's hospitals, where Kuklinski was remembered, not as a gangster, but as an affectionate father, extremely kind to children. Each Christmas found the Kuklinski home festooned in colorful lights; each summer was a succession of block parties.His family never suspected a thing.Richard Kuklinski is now the subject of the major motion picture titled "The Iceman"(2013), starring James Franco, Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta, and Chris Evans....

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The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer Reviews

  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-01-12 16:50

    A shocking, dark true story of a man who has turned death into a living, The Ice Man is undoubtedly disturbing but a very memorable crime book.

  • Ravis
    2019-01-15 17:29

    This is probably the worst written book I've ever had the misfortune of reading. To start with there are only perhaps 50 pages of actual content in the book, rephrased so many times, over and over and over for 400+ pages that at some point you'll start to wish a real hitman would show up and put you out of your misery. Which brings us to whether any of this is true, and if so how much. There does not appear to have been any research done by the author. He repeats the words of a criminal who (IMO) has greatly inflated his infamy for either notoriety or profit from a (possibly) lucrative book deal. At the many points where a real investigative author would have gone and done some independent fact checking, this one simply repeats some earlier (also unproven) statement to fill more space. If this were a true story there IS interesting stuff here, but since none of it can be corroborated, its just a very poorly written piece of fiction.

  • Geoff
    2019-01-05 16:42

    If you're into Mafia stories or just true crime stories in general then this is definetly a book you should check out. This book tells the story of Richard Kuklinksi who was perhaps one of the most disturbed individuals who ever lived. This man started out as a serial killer but then he crossed paths with guys who were in the Mafia. Since he had previously been killing just for his own personal enjoyment, the Mafia guys started offering him contracts to kill and he began to make his living from killing. He had no problems killing and would make bonuses from the Mafia for torturing many of his victims before killing them. Very disturbing stuff but it is a good illustration of how truly evil some people can be. Very well written as well, this book is one of my all time favorites.

  • Cole Naisibtt
    2019-01-08 18:51

    This book was poorly written. However, I couldn't put it down. The man it is written about is incredibly interesting. This makes for good light reading. I just wish the author would have taken the time to read the crap he was scratching down on the pages. It was irritating to read the same thing over and over again. I don't know if he ever read it after he finished typing it. He likes to tell you the same thing five or six times over throughout the book. I almost thought a couple of times that I had lost my page and I was rereading a previous chapter. Besides that, it was a very interesting book about a very ruthless killer. I wish it was written by someone that knew what they were doing. This book could have been much better, but it was worth picking up.

  • Lisa
    2018-12-26 17:51

    I got chills, they're multiplying....Nope, nothing to do with Danny Zuko but Richard Kuklinski (aka The Iceman) greased a hell of a lot of people, and this is a riveting, chilling account of his life and crimes.Having had a truly horrific childhood that did away with whatever humanity he had to start with, Richard was already a killer by the age of 13. Discovering a fearsome talent for murder he was already killing for sport by the time he was tapped to carry out contracts for various Mob families, and continued indulging in his hobby alongside his mob work leading to a truly terrifying trail of dead people behind him. The likes of Gacy and Bundy seriously have nothing on this guy.While he did have some form of a code - women and children were strictly off-limits (though that didn't stop him from being violently abusive to his own wife) - anyone else was fair game and you could terrifyingly find yourself killed for such misdemeanours as being a bad driver, flipping him off or even just for walking your dog down the street when he's got a new weapon he wants to try out. Even worse were the various tortures Kuklinski thought up for those who 'had to suffer'. When even hardened gangsters are sickened, you know you're in a different world altogether.Compiled from hundreds of hours of interviews, while it's contents are sensational this never felt sensationalised and was instead written in an matter-of-fact, unhistrionic way with the author's voice never becoming intrusive, quietly putting you firmly in Kuklinski's shoes and giving you a picture of all the sides of the man, not just the killer.Also looking at how he was caught, I have to admire the size of the balls on the detectives that went after Kuklinski, and particularly on Polifrone who got to chum up to him undercover, continuing to meet with him even knowing from the phone taps that the Ice Man was planning on killing him. That must have been some high-octane nightmare fuel...Highly recommended, but this one's definitely not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.

  • Cookie*420
    2019-01-15 18:36

    I could not get enough of this sick character. Great story as disturbing as it is to think it all really happened, and he lived just a few towns away. Most serial killers get sensationalized after they're caught. Richard needs no building up, he was pure evil from the start. A must read.

  • Fritz Schneider
    2018-12-28 15:51

    My experience reading this book was the same as my experience reading A Million Little Pieces: amazement at first, turning slowly to mild disbelief, then later outrage at having had my time wasted. There's no way that half of what's in this book is true, and I'm not the only one to think this: see extensive debunking references in negative reviews on amazon.No doubt Kulkinski was a bad dude, but he's also a bad liar. I'm not sure what part of this story pushed me into total disbelief, but perhaps it was somewhere around where Kulkinski buys two hundred pounds of marijuana from a guy he's never met before, a guy who keeps his weed in a secret room off of his living room, and who also takes that opportunity to show Kulkinski the half dozen child sex slaves "both black and white, male and female" he keeps hidden under his stairs. Or perhaps it was when he claimed responsibility for killing Jimmy Hoffa, I forget.It's hard to believe that the author didn't know that he was writing make believe, especially given the total lack of sources, footnotes, and reference material.

  • Grace
    2019-01-13 15:31

    3.5/5 stars. An entertaining, decent true crime book. Definitely interesting and worth a read for anyone who has a morbid curiosity for serial killers and suchlike.After reading this book, I went straight on youtube to find the HBO documentaries which were mentioned and found myself irritated at some of the glaring contradictions (in the book it was written that he committed his first murder at the age of 13 with a piece of wood, in the documentary it was 18 in a bar with a pool cue for one).. I mean, it's hard to know which to believe really. The book is also a bit long for what it is and it could have probably been 200 pages shorter. But all that aside, they're fairly minor points. "The Iceman" is still a very intriguing and disturbing read and I would still definitely recommend it for anyone interested in true crime or serial murderers.

  • RNOCEAN
    2019-01-04 17:47

    Carlo (The Night Stalker) has written another captivating true-crime book. This one tells the spine-chilling story of Richard Kuklinski, a.k.a. "the Ice Man" because he liked to freeze his victims to throw off forensic investigators. Born into an abusive family, Kuklinski claimed to have killed for the first time at age 14. After a run-in with the Gambino family, he became a hit man for the mob, managing to live the double life of a professional assassin and devoted family man. The author spent over 200 hours interviewing the incarcerated Kuklinski and his family. If one is to believe Kuklinski, he killed upward of 200 individuals, including Jimmy Hoffa, Carmine Galante, and Roy DeMeo. It was only through the diligent work of New Jersey police officer Pat Kane, who spent six years building a case against Kuklinski, that the killing spree ended. This work is written like a novel; readers will become so engrossed in the details that they'll forget that this is a true story. Highly recommended for readers of true crime; perhaps the finished version of this book will provide the update that Kuklinski died on March 5, 2006, at age 70 of natural causes. *****Rate this 5/5 I truly enjoyed this rather interesting account of Richard Kuklinski's life. His life began as a tragedy that no child could emotionally survive without damage, and he didn't, nor did his brother. It is a fascinating study of the mind of a psychopath and I am glad that I read it. HBO presented a special on this man a couple of years ago, and therein began my quest to find further information.

  • Max Coggan
    2018-12-26 14:34

    Extreme violence, psychopathic mafia killer. Only read one of these once a year.

  • The Yaus
    2019-01-23 19:38

    Ever since I saw the HBO documentary on Richard Kluklinski I wanted to read the book. With plans to attend Clinical PhD programs in psychology naturally I was drawn to find out what could make such a monster like Richard tick. I read this book years later almost forgetting what was mentioned in the aforementioned documentary. Because of this I was unable to realize the inaccuracies of information that was being told in the book. Don't get me wrong, the book is extremely entertaining and offers good insight into the mind and life of one of the most prolific killers in American history, it's just that some of the facts were sensationalized for profits. Historical inaccuracies aside, this book also could have been slimmed down by about 200 pages. Philip Carlo repeats himself countless times which add at least 100 unnecessary pages to the book. The writing style is poor and his choice of words are often bland. I do have to admit the section on the infamous "double suck" was hysterical and felt that also completely irrelevant to any point the story was trying to make, however it added great entertainment. Overall, this book is by no means a masterpiece. It's probably not all that accurate, but it is entertaining and that's what a book should be. Give it a read and decide what's real and what isn't, regardless Richard was a terrible human being and be lucky you never pissed him off.

  • Douglas Brown
    2019-01-09 13:23

    The material of this book kept me reading as I was fascinated with the evil of Richard Kuklinski, though the writing nearly turned me away on many occasions. If everything written is true, (which a lot of it didn't seem up to snuff) it is a riveting story of one of the scariest men in history. But the book is twice as long as it needs to be because the author rehashes the same material over and over. By half way through, I had read that Richard was the nicest guy in the world and also the meanest and that his wife argued with him despite how mean he could be, a dozen or more times. The author didn't trust the reader enough to tell something and trust us to remember what he said, so he tells it again. I'm not a fan of criticizing other authors, but I had a lot of trouble with this author's style. I just felt that it was rushed. There were some chapters that added zero to the story and could have easily been left out. But, again, if the reader can buy everything that is written as fact, the stories are intense and well worth reading. I read the entire book, so my criticisms of the author obviously didn't outshine the content of the book. I apologize to the author for my harsh words, because I know how biting criticisms can be to an author's hard work, but I wanted to be honest with my review. Give this book a read if you have interest in one of the darkest minds in history.

  • Karen
    2019-01-07 16:32

    The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer by Philip CarloThis was a highly disturbing glimpse into the double life Richard Kuklinski lead. He was a serial killer who died of natural causes in prison in March, 2006. He claims to have killed over 100 people. He used to freeze his victims to confuse the authorities when the actual time of death took place. That was his strategy that he used for many years to keep from getting the murders traced back to him. Philip Carlo interviewed Kuklinski after he was caught by a task force with an undercover agent who pretended to be of Italian descent. He did murder for hire for all five of the New York Mafia families.Richard Kuklinski was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. He witnessed his father murder his own brother. His wife Barbara, now divorced, claims to not ever knowing of his murderous activity. He had two daughters and a son, who also claim they never knew of his double life. He acted like the quintessential family man at home. He claimed to never kill women or children. However, he was quite a ruthless, brutal murderer, who never left a witness alive. After he was captured and convicted for only five murders, he helped the authorities recover dozens of bodies, solving murder cases. It is estimated that he killed over 100 victims.

  • Monica
    2018-12-25 14:49

    Prob the scariest book I've ever read! I have to close all my blinds at night now and almost had to put it down a few times because of all the gruesome accounts of the murders. I still cant believe this book is based on fact and not fiction, its so disturbing. Not for the faint of heart but a fascinating account of a psychopath who was victim to an awful/violent childhood, i couldnt help but feel bad for this man. If you're into murder mysteries/crime novels this is definitely not one to miss!

  • Jennifer
    2019-01-17 14:36

    Interesting book about a ruthless cold blooded killer who portrayed himself as a loving family man.

  • monsieurschlaubsen
    2019-01-16 14:37

    Absolut krasses Buch!! Dagegen sieht manch erfundener Thriller blass aus!!

  • Rose McClelland
    2019-01-13 13:50

    Fascinating.

  • Rick Boyer
    2019-01-05 13:41

    This is a great book... equal parts fascinating, and horrifying. It tells the story of Richard Kuklinski, the most prolific Mafia hit-man of all time. But Kuklinski didn't confine his murders and mayhem to his mob work... he was a very busy serial killer in his own right. No one knows for sure how many people Kuklinski killed... but the total could be well over 200. He would kill anyone, anytime, anywhere, for any reason. He was one of the most cunning and dangerous people that ever walked the earth.And, at the same time, he was a husband and father... and, although he could be tempermental and abusive, he was for all intents and purposes, a devoted family man. He was passionately committed to his wife; and protected his children with heartfelt ferocity. And his family had no knowledge whatsoever of his Mafia connections, or his grisly work as a murderer for hire. They were aware that he had a bad temper, and could exhibit frightful violence; but they had no clue at all about his penchant for killing.Kuklinski had a terrible childhood, and suffered badly at the hands of a physically abusive father, and an emotionally distant mother. Any semblance of humanity, conscience, empahty, or "soul" was beaten out of him by the time he was a young teenager. Consequently, he was a complete sociopath... who felt no remorse, compassion, concern, or care at all for any of his victims (or their families.) The only people that Kuklinski loved were his immediate family. And that love, at least to an outside observer, seemed genuine.This book is worth reading, if only to try to grasp the inner workings of a mind that is completely free of any kind of moral or ethical or empathetical horizon. It is pretty much impossible to grasp or even imagine such a mind, and its ability to perpetrate the most dreadful acts of violence, cruelty, torture, and destruction... without so much as a second thought.One of the most sobering aspects of Richard Kuklinski's life was his active participation in his local Catholic church. Kuklinski regularly served as an usher... and seemed to enjoy attending church with his family. But Kuklinski never sought or felt any kind of divine sanction for his murderous actions... he did not believe in God, had an abiding hatred for priests and nuns, and thought that the church was a complete and total sham. Which makes it all the more chilling that he could do such a good job of making those around him think that he was, after all, a good church member.If you enjoy true crime type reading, I definitely recommend this book.

  • Braulio Delgado
    2018-12-31 18:24

    This book is a bunch of BS written by a guy who did no fact finding. It is about a guy who wanted to seem bigger than he really was. He was a porn dealer, ran a small time home invasion crew and killed some associates. Most of the book is lies told by one man with a creative imagination. I read the book before seeing any of the HBO specials. The entire time, I was thinking... There is no freaking way. After reading the book I listened to the actual interviews. It seems like he was baited in to giving a better story by the interviewer. They wanted better stories for the book or a movie... It seems like it became more elaborate as he went on because he liked the attention. I think the writer embellished a lot of the stories too. He definitely killed some people, but does not seem to be as extensive as the book portrays. Initially he was very vague and became more detailed as the interviews progressed. He also seems to forget a lot of details early that he "remembered" later. I would like to see the stories they were able to verify versus the ones they proved false. The ones they could not verify I would have a hard time believing because he seems to be a liar looking for attention. After listening to the interviews, I went to http://www.gangsterbb.net/threads/ubb...I am not sure if the people there are experts or not, but a lot of them seem to think the same as me... Freaking BS told by Kuklinski written by Philip Carlo. Carlo took Kuklinski's stories as fact, printed them that way without doing any type of fact finding. There is no way he did all he said he did. If you want to read a crime story about a fictional character, you have it here... If you want to read about a real mob hit man, look somewhere else. Even if you take is as fiction, it still was not written very well. My take=Don't waste your time.

  • Rishi Prakash
    2019-01-20 13:50

    Great book about one of the most notoriously unknown killers of all time! Richard Kuklinski was a very interesting man to say the least, his family life, his secret life of murder and his long list of petty crimes and schemes! He had been in staying in a locality for his life and no one ever got a clue about his double life including his wife. When you finish "The Ice Man", you'll feel as if you know the guy. The book starts off talking about Richard's horrible childhood and how/when he committed his first murder and takes you through his early days of crime and his association with the Mafia! A real chilling account of his life story here. Full credit to the author for putting the enrire story in a simple factual way that makes you completely believe every bit of it. "Big Rich" as he was known to his friends killed over 100 men, possibly as many as 200. He killed using almost every means possible. Kuklinski claims to have killed the infamous Jimmy Hoffa and ruthless mobster Roy DeMeo. He not only killed for money, he killed without a reason. Strangers, punks, thugs and the homeless all felt the wrath of the Ice Man, but never women or children according to Richard. Many people, including Richard Kuklinski believe he was poisoned while in prison, which ulitmately led to his death. Richard was going to testify against Sammy (the Bull) Gravano, he died in prison days before! Great read, very interesting stuff, truly a natural born killer!

  • Bearddis
    2019-01-04 17:36

    It's hard to give this book an accurate rating. While the story and the man it is based upon are highly engrossing the writing itself is lackluster. As many others before me have stated the book is riddled with repetition and a real lack of flare. The reader is presented with several stories multiple times in close proximity to one another in this book. As far as the story is concerned Richard Kuklinski is the rarest example of both ends of the spectrum that is human emotion. In one stroke he is capable of incredible love in another he could beat you to a pulp and think nothing of it. The author does a mediocre job at presenting this, arguably the most fascinating thing about him. In stead what we are left with is a kind of bare bones mafia story. We get glimpses of his home life and his families version of Richard but the author really fails to connect the two or to explore such a powerful dynamic in any way other than exposing bits of it. Overall it's not what I would call a terrible read but that's mostly due to personal bias. If you are at all fascinated by the story or even the idea of Kuklinski I would suggest you take in the hbo specials before reading this book so you can develop your own understanding of him and appreciate his stories however poorly presented they may be in this book.

  • Dave
    2019-01-14 18:35

    This was a great piece of work. a little repetitive but will keep you on the edge of your seat nonetheless!

  • Ashley
    2019-01-20 18:32

    I found this audiobook and was excited to start. The very beginning I was very torn I knew how this man turned out but his childhood was full of terrible things....(I know not everyone who has a bad childhood grows to kill people.) but I think I wanted to see some good in this person, If only a lil bit. It went from childhood to his marriage (and he was a Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde kinda man) one min he was a kind, caring husband, the next min at the drop of a hat he was a furious wife beater!!!!!(Not Kool) He was a strict but good provider and father none the less. Loved his son and daughters (he was closer to the one daughter more then the other, she was more like her mom quiet,passive,introverted The other was loud, social, free-spirited, And the son was smart, care-free soul..) I'm on the fence about the family knowing about him... his wife was to scared to question him and his kids were going about there own lives... I'm sure things struck them as odd (but WHO THINKS "WELL MY DADS A MURDERER"!!?!?!?!!) The voice reading the book went into such DETAIL!!!! And I had to think this is what a person was actually proud of... Glad he was finally caught....All and all a insane story to hear, let alone read..NOT FOR THE WEAK STOMACHED!!!!!!

  • Graham
    2019-01-17 17:42

    Another book club book. A brutal story tracking the life of a serial killer/mafia hitman. I thought the story of his childhood provided a good foundation for his later behaviour. A brutal, abusive father followed by harsh corporal punishment at a Catholic school at the hands of nuns and priests really set the tone.I think the story told by Richard Kuklinski to Philip Carlo tried in some ways tried to ameliorate his 'career choice'. I acknowledge he had a terrible childhood and early teenage life. The story told was that he primarily killed people who deserved it as they were underworld figures. There isnt a lot of introspection into why he killed the homeless people when he first got the taste for killing or any justification for killing a random man walking his dog to prove to a senior mafia figure that he wasnt a police plant.I really felt amazed at the description of how he treated his girlfriend, who later became his wife. I wonder if his neighbours had any idea of the type of man they stood around the bbq with. Reading this book was a voyeuristic experience akin to watching the aftermath of a car accident. While reading the book I felt glad I'm not involved in any type of activity that would put me in confrontation with a man like Richard Kuklinski.

  • Patrick
    2019-01-04 12:40

    Did you like the "Hunger Games?" If you liked "The Hunger Games" but was hoping that the main character was a grown Polish-American psychopath instead of a teenage angst-ridden girl, then this just might be the book for you. Yes, as in The Hunger Games, there is plenty of killing to go around, much, much, more and in many more creative (and did I mention real) ways. But unlike TheRunning ManHunger Games, this book does not allow you to be sickened by the television audience and a voyeuristic world which would allow for such 'entertainment' to exist. Instead, you can go straight to the heart of the matter and be sickened by yourself as you turn page after page after page in this biography of death absolute. I understand, that like The Hunger Games, this book will be shortly made into a motion picture. I suspect that the reaction of teenage girls, middle school teachers and librarians will be more mixed when this is released, perhaps alongside scoldings a la "How can you watch this sort of thing...you mean, you read the book? You sicko." Well, I guess some prefer their bloodshed more imagined than real.

  • Bianka Armendariz
    2018-12-25 19:31

    Richard is a normal everyday guy. As a child, he was always made fun of, bullied, and was never truely loved. As his life went on, he began to realize he can get his revenge on all the people that hurt him as a child. He began to go crazy and became a very known mafia killer. He was married and had kids of his own, but he killed all the boys. Every man that ever hurt him or says anything rude, he would go after them and kill them. He said himself in the book that he would never try to hurt any women or child in his life. He would use anything possible to kill these men.He became extremely crazy because of everything he had been through his entire life. Even though he was a killer, he still helped kids who were sick or who struggled throughout their life. All his hatred went towards guys who were bullies and guys that in his eyes arent worth anything.I would recommend this book to annoy one who would enjoy reading scary real life stories. This book will not let you stop reading, and it may even give you nightmares. This book has a lot of violence, and intense information about Richard, also known as the ice man.

  • Oliver Bateman
    2019-01-22 16:26

    not much here you can't get from the various HBO specials on Big Rich. Kuklinski certainly killed a bunch of people and knew some "made" guys, and he certainly led a very compartmentalized life, but so did my father and nobody's writing books and articles about that asshole (oh wait https://medium.com/matter/my-father-d...) or painstakingly recording his life stories, quite a lot of which are bullshit (oh wait http://crazydademails.tumblr.com). at any rate, this is a fun read about a bad man, but take it for what it is: sloppy pulp fiction that's written like a cheesy dime novel by an author who admits that he, like other media types who got to know Big Rich, became a fanboy for the loveable lug. i know how this goes, but i also know from abusive, criminal-minded jackasses, and there's a kind of depth here that is largely absent except for those moments when Big Rich reminisces about his hateful old man (which i totally get).i mean, if you're curious about this sort of unsavory character, read the book. it goes fast, it won't tax your brain, and the stories are great fodder for thanksgiving, christmas, and other family holidays.

  • Melissa Bailor
    2019-01-08 12:45

    This was one of the most interesting books I've read in a long time. I could not put it down.Carlo shows us the real Richard and then let's us choose how we see him.Richard had my sides, a wonderful work ethic, a torn family man with a hair trigger and I'm sure Park Dietz gained much insight into human behavior from Richard.This is true life, this is how it done. Carlo does not sugar coat any part of Richard.As I read the book I was able to see the same eyes without a soul that Carlo did. Richard confesses many things in this book, reveals names and shows in the end that sometimes a friend was was a tough guy isn't as tough as he seems.Richard loved his work, was good at it and Carlo captures the pride that Richard had without making him into a monster or a hero.What is the old saying about when you meet someone to never judge a book by it's cover....If Richard came to meet you, he was the last thing you saw.Bravo to Carlo for doing what so few authors can do...just tell us the facts, no matter how gruesome and let us judge for ourselves.

  • Adrian
    2019-01-11 15:44

    This book is about a guy named Richard Kuklinski who was a contract killer for the mafia. When he was young other kids were always picking him on, his dad was an abusive alcoholic that beat his older brother to death, and gave Richard beating everyday. One day he got sick of being bulled and started hitting his bully with a wooden stick but he beat him to death accidently. When grew up he had a family but no education so all he could do were things like robbing trucks and killing for money.The main character is Richard Kuklinski, he grew up in a poor family, and as he got older he begin to have a short temper. Barbra was Richards wife she was an attractive woman, grew up in a big Italian family that cared for her a lot. Stanly Kuklinski was Richards dad he was very abusive and an alcoholic that left the family when Richard was a still young. The major theme in iceman includes loyalty, murder and morality vs ethics

  • Racheltd
    2018-12-27 20:44

    the ice man is a sick psycho serial killer. the first of the book was grabbing...this man living this double life...a screwed up childhood...but near the middle i was kind of bored...it got to where he killed so many people that i forgot they were people...cold hearted like the iceman. and yes like most serial killers he became sloppy and well got caught. the moral lines are schewed. he was totally against killing women and children ...but yet he was okay with killing a stranger for cutting him off on the road or the guy he killed just to kill who was walking his dog. also he would get very upset if anyone would hurt his wife...yet he would beat her himself.weird.i am surprised on how much he actually revealed...the killings...who killed who...and who knows if there was more.