Discovering Vintage Las Vegas

A Guide to the City's Timeless Shops, Restaurants, Casinos, & More

Non-Fiction - Cultural
240 Pages
Reviewed on 06/23/2015
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Author Biography

Paul Papa is a full-time writer who has lived in Las Vegas for twenty years (making him practically a native). He developed a fascination with the town, and all its wonders, while working for more than fifteen years at several Las Vegas casinos. In his role as a security officer, Paul was the person who actually shut and locked the doors of the Sands Hotel and Casino for the final time. He eventually became a hotel investigator for a major Strip casino, during which time he developed a love for writing true stories about uncommon events. He now owns a business that concentrates on nonfiction, technical, and commercial writing. Paul is the author of It Happened in Las Vegas, Haunted Las Vegas, It Happened in Wyoming, Discovering Vintage Las Vegas, and Best Bike Rides Las Vegas. When not at his keyboard, Paul can be found riding his mountain bike, hiking around Red Rock Canyon, or talking to tourists and locals in search of his next story.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Discovering Vintage Las Vegas: A Guide to the City's Timeless Shops, Restaurants, Casinos, & More by Paul W. Papa takes readers on a trip to Las Vegas and helps them discover the place and its timeless beauty. Although the place is known for its casinos, the author reveals that there is more to Las Vegas than just its strip casinos. The author shares with readers places of recognized and enduring interest. The book gives a peek into this amazing place that many call their home. The book is informative as well as engaging and will give readers an opportunity to discover "vintage Vegas" in current times.

The author has covered the vintage places of the city extensively and the pictures and signs increase the credibility of the author's voice and expressions. The book not only works as a history lesson, but also as a tourist guide to those who are on a trip to Las Vegas and are only aware of the casinos that make the place unique. I found the pictures colorful and they capture the essence of the place beautifully, lending interest to the topics discussed.

The exquisite descriptions of all the vintage spots will definitely tempt readers to travel to Las Vegas. The stories that accompany these vintage spots are entertaining and charming, and help readers connect in a better way. The book brings nostalgia to all those who have lived in Las Vegas and traveled to the place, and will definitely lure those who have not yet been there. I enjoyed the book thoroughly. It is informative and it's a book that all travel enthusiasts will enjoy reading.