Mario Puzo





Mario Puzo


Born
in Manhattan, New York, The United States
October 15, 1920

Died
July 02, 1999

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Puzo was born in a poor family of Neapolitan immigrants living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York. Many of his books draw heavily on this heritage. After graduating from the City College of New York, he joined the United States Army Air Forces in World War II. Due to his poor eyesight, the military did not let him undertake combat duties but made him a public relations officer stationed in Germany. In 1950, his first short story, The Last Christmas, was published in American Vanguard. After the war, he wrote his first book, The Dark Arena, which was published in 1955.

At periods in the 1950s and early 1960s, Puzo worked as a writer/editor for publisher Martin Goodman's Magazine Management Company. Puzo, along with other writers l
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The Godfather

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4.35 avg rating — 242,028 ratings — published 1969 — 7 editions
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The Sicilian

3.92 avg rating — 12,681 ratings — published 1984 — 78 editions
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The Last Don

3.78 avg rating — 11,102 ratings — published 1986 — 71 editions
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Omerta

3.67 avg rating — 9,880 ratings — published 2000 — 67 editions
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The Family

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3.75 avg rating — 7,468 ratings — published 2001 — 78 editions
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Fools Die

3.67 avg rating — 4,231 ratings — published 1978 — 41 editions
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The Fortunate Pilgrim

3.79 avg rating — 2,560 ratings — published 1964 — 52 editions
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The Fourth K

3.55 avg rating — 2,253 ratings — published 1990 — 38 editions
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The Dark Arena

3.32 avg rating — 1,309 ratings — published 1955 — 28 editions
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Six Graves to Munich

3.56 avg rating — 1,381 ratings — published 1967 — 25 editions
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“I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.”
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“Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family.- Don Corleone”
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April 2016 New School Classic Group Read

1927, To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, 209 pages
 
  39 votes, 19.7%

 
  30 votes, 15.2%

 
  19 votes, 9.6%

1961, Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates, 346 pages
 
  18 votes, 9.1%

1969, The Godfather by Mario Puzo, 448 pages
 
  16 votes, 8.1%

 
  12 votes, 6.1%

1963, The Clocks by Agatha Christie, 381 pages
 
  12 votes, 6.1%

 
  10 votes, 5.1%

 
  10 votes, 5.1%

 
  9 votes, 4.5%

1900, Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad, 455 pages
 
  7 votes, 3.5%

1957, The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham, 220 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.0%

1937, Christ in Concrete by Pietro Di Donato, 256 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.0%

1962, Big Sur by Jack Kerouac, 256 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.0%

1969, them by Joyce Carol Oates, 576 pages
 
  3 votes, 1.5%

 
  1 vote, 0.5%

1929, Cimarron by Edna Ferber, 400 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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