02 February 2022

#BookDiscussion The Godfather by Mario Puzo

"Behind every great fortune, there is a crime." - Honoré de Balzac

 About The Book

The Godfather is a crime novel by author Mario Puzo published in 1969. It is not just a crime story, it’s a reflection of society, even in today’s time.

The story revolves around a Mafia Family in New York City headed by Vito Corleone. The Godfather series had a total of five books. 

My Thoughts:

The novel covers the years 1945 to 1955. It captures our two main characters Vito Corleone and Michael Corleone.

The main selling point of this book is its character development. The character development of Vito Corleone and Michael Corleone is so brilliant that sometimes you feel like you know them personally. Vito Corleone is not just any Don; he is also a husband, a father, and a human with a range of emotions. Michael Corleone is unwilling to take up the family business; however, fate had other plans for them.

This is a brilliant read. Even if one does not like to read, they must read this book.

Book Links

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About the Author

Mario Puzo was born in New York and, following military service in World War II, attended New York's New School for Social Research and Columbia University. His best-selling novel The Godfather was preceded by two critically acclaimed novels, The Dark Arena (1955) and The Fortunate Pilgrim (1965). 

In 1978 he published Fools Die, followed by The Sicilian (1984), The Fourth K (1991), and the second instalment in his Mafia trilogy, The Last Don (1996), which became an international bestseller. 

Mario Puzo also wrote many screenplays, including Earthquake, Superman, and all three Godfather films, for which he received two Academy Awards. He died in July 1999 at his home in Long Island, New York, at the age of seventy-eight.

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