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The Family Corleone by Edward Falco
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Feb 28, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012-read-owned, read-owned-hardcover
Read from July 21 to 30, 2012

Madon'!, that was awesome. This book is not your garden variety franchise tie-in. This thing is the genuine article. The story was taken from an actual screenplay set down by Mario Puzo, so we know it has some authenticity. But Falco took it a step further and made one hell of a novel.

This is one of the best 5 books I've read this year, capisc'?

The Godfather is one of my favorite movies and novels of all time. The Godfather Part II is just behind it. This book, this genius of a captivating story, fits right in there. It's a prequel to The Godfather and sets it up wonderfully.

Luca Brasi does not sleep with the fishes in this book. He fucks the fishes.

Seriously though, this was awesome backstory to the film or original novel, The Godfather. This is brilliant. A prequel that tells us how Santino (Sonny) Corleone got his bones. It tells us what the family is up to during some of the years between the flashback scenes of Godfather II and the beginning of Godfather. We get a great backstory on Luca Brasi, telling how he came to be part of the Corleone organization. And the best part of this prequel just might be that there is no Jar Jar Binks!

Lots of other great characters too, including some crazy Irish. But I don't want to give away any surprises that are packed in the cannoli. It's certainly not a spoiler that we'd get some background story on Luca and Sonny, not to anyone that's seen or read the original. But the stuff that happens. Madre 'Dio!. Go read this.
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message 1: by Felina (new) - added it

Felina 5 cannolis?!?

Chris At least.

message 3: by Dawn (new)

Dawn Fucks the fishes? Damn. Poor fishes...

Chris Dawn wrote: "Fucks the fishes? Damn. Poor fishes..."

Hehe...metaphorically speaking.

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