The Godfather's Revenge (The Godfather Returns #2)
The third, and final, installment in Mario Puzo's epic chronicle of the Corleone crime family-one of the most enduring lineages in American literature and cinema-achieves a stunning crescendo with a story that imagines the role of the Mafia in the assassination of a young, charismatic president.
It's impossible to overstate the influence of Mario Puzo's The Godfather, whi
What I am really appreciative of, what I truly like here is , how a minor character from the first Godfather movie was taken ( one of the guys who beat up a creep who hurt the baker's daughter, the one who was telling his woes to the Don at the very start of the movie) and turned that character into this arch rival of Michael, just brilliant.
First the book was very, very much longer than it needed to be to get the entire story across. I enjoyed learning more about Tom Hagan, especially how he became part of the family when he was a kid. I didn't like this author's Michael nearly as much as the Michael in ...more
Reading the back of the book is more spoiler than synopsis - the events detailed don't happen until the final third of the book and by then, the reader is well aware they are coming and what the likely outcome is.
I will say, that Tom Hagan, a crucial member and close friend of ...more
In the "Godfather's Revenge", writer Mark Winegardner (also author of "The Godfather Returns") now mixes the Corleones with politics. To make a long story short, Winegardner hijacks the JFK as ...more
This book was more short and to the point as opposed to the Godfather Returns. Basically, the story was more closely related to real events as the original Godfather novel was so I liked that part quite a bit.
Also I could tell at the end, there was a set ...more
This is the second "Godfather" book by Mar ...more
President James Shea and his brother Attorney General Danny Shea (whom La
Costra Nostra Commission backed with various labor union support groups)
take a strong stance on going after organized crime as well as (2) the
Corleone family itself, as it confronts dissenters within its own family and
most notably, the resurgence of Fausto "Nick" Geraci, former Corleone capo
whom the Corleone family had tried to murder and frame for the fail ...more
The Godfather Timeline:
1. The Godfather (film 1972) Summer 1945 to 1955
2. The Sicilian (novel 1984)
3. The Go ...more
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!
I don't normally do this but what really aggravated me was the author takes away from Kay. Kay had an abortion and I think that represented just how evil Michael was and how his world could influence even someone as good as Kay. She was tainted by that world a ...more
Is this book, and its predecessor necessary? Only if you are a fan of the three movies and are ...more
The Godfather's Revenge is a misleading title. Its not Michael Corleone seeking revenge, but Nick Geraci. Micheal is basically trying to counteract Geraci. The best part of this book was the inside look in Tom Hagan's family life. I really wish we could get a book telling of the events after Godfather Part III. The long winded nature style of writing would have been perfect due to the fact th ...more
I think he does a good job of it. Of course, Puzo's style isn't that difficult to emulate. I don't think this book (or Winegardner's previous one, The Godfather Returns), are classics, but they are fun to read.