The Godfather

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Penguin Publishing Group, Oct 4, 2005 - Fiction - 496 pages
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More than thirty years ago, a classic was born. A searing novel of the Mafia underworld, The Godfather introduced readers to the first family of American crime fiction, the Corleones, and the powerful legacy of tradition, blood, and honor that was passed on from father to son. With its themes of the seduction of power, the pitfalls of greed, and family allegiance, it resonated with millions of readers across the world—and became the definitive novel of the virile, violent subculture that remains steeped in intrigue, in controversy, and in our collective consciousness.

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A good book, very easy to read, a real page turner. - Goodreads
Disappointed... the writing is so lacking in emotion. - Goodreads
Loved the character development and plot twists. - Goodreads
Masterful storytelling. - Goodreads
The insight into the Corleone family was well done. - Goodreads
It may not be deathless prose, but damn. - Goodreads

Review: The Godfather (Mario Puzo's Mafia)

User Review  - Alex Yang - Goodreads

Had a weird reason to read this book: was studying for the SAT and needed some examples for writing section. The book itself was a very fun read, and followed by the watching of the movie, definitely a classic. Read full review

Review: The Godfather (Mario Puzo's Mafia)

User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

Amazing and exciting; I love the hierarchy and the badassery but also it is so nice how their families are so close Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Mario Puzo was the author of the international bestseller The Godfather and cowrote the screenplays for the Academy Award-winning trio of films based on the book. Puzo's other books include The Last Don and Omerta, both New York Times bestsellers.

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