Almost fifty years ago, a classic was born. A searing portrayal of the Mafia underworld, The Godfather introduced readers to the first family of American crime fiction, the Corleones, and their powerful legacy of tradition, blood, and honor. The seduction of power, the pitfalls of greed, and ...more
In 2004, Random House published a sequel to Puzo's The Godfather, The Godfather Returns, by Mark Winegardner. A further sequel by Winegardner, The Godfather's Revenge, was released in 2006. The sequel novels continue the story from Puzo's novel.(but it is for a different author)
In 2012, a prequel, based on an unproduced screenplay by Mario Puzo, titled The Family Corleone was written by Ed Falco. It tells the story of how Vito Corleone rises to Don and how Sonny Corleone and Tom Hagen enter the family business.
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New York, 1945. The Italian-American boss Vito Corleone, during the celebrations for his daughter's wedding, agrees to meet some Italian emigrants that ask for his help. Thus begins Mario Puzo's masterpiece, whose movie adaptation made Marlon Brando's interpretation of Don Vito famous. With a simple and straightforward style, Puzo manages to masterfully describe a series of intricate and temporally shifted events, involving the reader and maintaining high levels...more
The Godfather is a crime novel written by American author Mario Puzo. Originally published in 1969 by G. P. Putnam's Sons, the novel details the story of a fictional Mafia family based in New York City (and Long Beach, New York), headed by Vito Corleone. The novel covers the years 1945 to 1955, and also provides the back story of Vito Corleone from early childhood to adulthood.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: دوازدهم ماه جولای سال 1992 میلادی
عنوان: پدر خوانده؛ ...more
exists as a novel. Naturally, I had to purchase it.
It is a matter of taste, I suppose, but next to the movies - so elegant and grandiose - it feels a bit like reading pulp fiction. Maybe it's that the book is lacking the presence of charismatic Hollywood giants Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, whose legendary performances rival those of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind. It's ...more
"Ah, Don Corleone, I'm sorry to trouble you -"
"Thank you, Don Corleone -"
"Where is your mother from?"
"Your mother, she is from Italia. Which town?"
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How much did I hate it? Well I could start with a long dissemination of Mario Puzo's simplistic and repetitive prose. Puzo seems to think the reader needs a reminder of plot points that occured ten pages ago, and that unnecessarily drawing out an obvious reveal by splitting it up into three points of view counts as suspense.
Or I could give you a thorough cataloguing of how very poser-y The Godfather, with its bombastic ideas of ...more
“Tell my father I wish to be his son." -Michael Corleone
This is the line that won me over!
GR ate my review!!! I can't fucking believe it!!! *sobs*
*re-write review is in order.......hopefully.*
Here is a few reasons why I put The Godfather in such a high place:
(1) The characters are entirely seductive, likable and engaging despite most of them being Mafia.
(2) The storyline is intensive, believable and it can keep you at the edge of your seat for almost a whole book.
(3) It's ...more
You know that you are a Czech person when this is your favourite quote/sentence(s) from the whole book.
I expected many things from this book because let's face it this book is a phenomenon! But, I didn't know what I will get because I never saw the movies and never read anything about the book. ...more
1. I gave it up so fast that I did not have time to list it as “currently reading”. First time that’s happened.
2. I did not even make page 30! I mean, I even gave Darconville’s Cat 50 pages!
3. But instead of just binning it, I need to warn people about this book, so that means I will have written Three Reviews in One Day! A record for me.
Well, I love the (first two) movies like everyone does. So what could go so wrong so fast?
Example the ...more
My favourite characters are Vito Corleone/Godfather and Michael Corleone.
'The Godfather and The Godfather part 2' movies were awesome.
'The Godfather part 3' was pointless! The only part I actually enjoy watched 'The Godfather part 3' was 15 minutes before at the end of the film.
Think about it - all you have to do is cook, have some babies, and go to Mass once a day. Sure, I might have a hard time learning to never ask questions about anything, but I could always get a hobby to occupy my time with. At the very least, being a mafia wife would give me tons of free time to finish The List.
It's win-win, really.
The Godfather is one of the best pieces of literature ever written. Mario Puzo paints this elaborate picture of the Sicilian mafia through the eyes of Michael Corleone, a returning Marine Corps hero who at first wants nothing to do with the elaborate crime family that his father has built.
Don Vito Corleone, an Italian immigrant who goes from poverty in Little Italy to create one of the Five Families of New York ...more
In a world where laws are broken, where the government is only a puppet, where murder is routine and safety a rare thing, Don Corleone holds all the strings. He is the avenging angel, the thief in the night, the protector of the poor, the warrior of the wops, the ultimate puppeteer. He is the loving father, the faithful husband. He is the Godfather.
Don Vito, Sonny, Fredo, Michael, Tom, Clemenza, Tessio, Luca Brasi, the entire family, they're like the ...more
I've read this book 3x and each time I love it more and more. The Godfather is what all crime novels should aspire to.
That's all I got!
I'm not qualified to write a review for this book.
Read it and then watch the movies(the first 2 not part 3).
I have to go watch the movie RIGHT NOW!
From the mean streets of New York City . . . to the casinos of Las Vegas . . . to the villas of Sicily . . . the Corleones have got things under control . . . and those who cross them will pay the price.
This book has a lot of intrigue, action, suspense, double-crossing - general bad-ass-ery. I will make you an offer you can't refuse - READ THIS BOOK!
There are so many aspects of the book that I loved but characterization simply blew me away. Puzo has given his characters so much depth. Don Corleone, Michael, Tom Hagen, hot-headed Sonny and every other character was brilliant. ...more
Gimme one reason why there was NO CAT IN THE BOOK???
But they added one in the movie, huh.
So, the Godfather is this guy:
Most loved him, I didn't so I'm not going to talk about him. But his ideals are kinda cool.
“Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family."
“Revenge is a dish that tastes best when served cold.”
“A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.”
Mario Puzo in his astonishing good novel, introduce the reader to the Corleone family and the American mafia..
Well, I wonder why it has taken me so long before reading this masterpiece..
Yes, I loved it very much indeed!!!
The characters are drawn with such accuracy, the Dialoges so believable, and the ...more
"Behind every successful fortune;There is Crime.”
"The lawyer with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with the gun.”
“We are all honorable men here, we do not have to give each other assurances as if we were lawyers.”
"Time erodes gratitude more quickly than it does beauty!”
The novel 'The Godfather' ...more
The mafias living in America had their own rules and regulations, which set them apart from one another. They belonged to Italian families who immigrated to America and made it their own by spreading various businesses and controlling certain areas around the country to sustain their empires.
Don Corleone being one of them was among the powerful, who was attacked by Sollozo and the ...more
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