The Bowery Slugger by Leopold Borstinski |e-ARC Review |damppebles Blog Tour

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog! How are you all today? I hope good.

Today is my stop in the „The Bowery Slugger“ Blog Tour and I have a review for you guys!

And now without further ado, let‘s start with the post.


A turn-of-the-century Jewish boy punches his way into the gangs of New York.

When Alex Cohen arrives in 1915 America, he seizes the land of opportunity with both hands and grabs it by the throat. But success breeds distrust and Alex must choose between controlling his gang and keeping his friend alive. What would you do if the person you trusted most is setting you up to die at your enemies’ hands?

The first book in the Alex Cohen series is a violent historical novel, which rips through the early years of the Jewish New York mob. Leopold Borstinski’s gripping crime noir beats at the chest of every reader with a bloody fist.

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Title – The Bowery Slugger
Author – Leopold Borstinski
Series – Alex Cohen #1
Publisher – Sobriety Press
Genre – Historical Fiction
Release date – November 10th, 2019

Trigger Warning – Violence
Language – English
Version – ebook*
Pages – 357

This is the first book I‘ve ever read by Leopold Borstinski and it will not be the last. I‘m glad that I‘ve gotten the chance to read this book for this blog tour and I‘m happy that I‘ve found a new author to my to-read list.

The Bowery Slugger is also the first book in a new series by Leopold Borstinski and I‘m intrigued to know more about this series because book 1 was already pretty great!

What I liked

The problem with a book by an author you‘ve never read before is that you don‘t know what to expect. But I can say that my reading experience was pretty great so my worries were unnecessary.

So what did I like? First of all, I loved his writing style. It was perfect and The Bower Slugger was well-written. It was also really easy to get into the book. I‘ve had no problem with the start of my reading journey whatsoever and once I‘ve finished the first chapter I struggled to stop reading the book.

Borstinski has an eye for details and his description were well done. The storyline was one I liked a lot I have absolutely no words to tell you how amazing this book was! But be prepared you will be hooked by this from page 1.

What I didn‘t like

I wrote above that I liked the descriptions in this book. But sometimes there were maybe just too many details? I‘m not sure if I‘m being clear with what I‘m writing down but I had the feeling that the details could have been less at some parts of the story.

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Overall, if you are a fan of this genre and you don‘t mind the violence I‘m sure that The Bowery Slugger is the perfect book for you.

Leopold Borstinski is an independent author whose past careers have included financial journalism, business management of financial software companies, consulting and product sales and marketing, as well as teaching.

There is nothing he likes better so he does as much nothing as he possibly can. He has travelled extensively in Europe and the US and has visited Asia on several occasions. Leopold holds a Philosophy degree and tries not to drop it too often.

He lives near London and is married with one wife, one child and no pets.

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And that was everything for this post! Do you want to read The Bowery Slugger? Please let me know in the comments below

*A review copy of this book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own! Thank you to damppebbles blog tours for including me in this tour!

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