The Godfather
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The Godfather

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The Godfather—the epic tale of crime and betrayal that became a global phenomenon.

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 the allegiance to family—these are the themes that have resonated with millions of readers around the world and made The Godfather the definitive novel of the violent subculture that, steeped in intrigue and controversy, remains indelibly etched in our collective consciousness.

~penguin.com

Title:The Godfather
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0451205766
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:448 pages

    The Godfather Reviews

  • Kerstin
    Mar 16, 2008

    I'm one of the people who watched the whole movie trilogy and then after that found out that The Godfatherexists as a novel. Naturally, I had to purchase it. It is a matter of taste, I suppose, but ne...

  • Manny
    Dec 20, 2008

    "Come in.""Ah, Don Corleone, I'm sorry to trouble you -""Sit down.""Thank you, Don Corleone -""Where is your mother from?""I'm sorry?""Your mother, she is from Italia. Which town?"The rest of this rev...

  • Ahmed
    Nov 16, 2014

    I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse.قد تكون هي الجملة الأشهر فى تاريخ صناعة السينما , ولكن قبل أن ينطق بها العظيم مارلون بر...

  • Stephanie
    Sep 26, 2014

    The Godfather by Mario Puzo rocks!!I have watched the awesome movie several times (as well as Godfather 2 and 3) and LOVED it... Finally, read the book and it was worth it! Got a bit more background a...

  • Diana
    Mar 26, 2015

    if u haven't read this please do...a treasure to keep forever...

  • Kaion
    Feb 04, 2012

    Indeed, dear reader, I did not hate The Godfather. I h-aa-ted it.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 thi...

  • Fabian
    Feb 27, 2014

    Puzo creates his awesome world and then plays with his own elements (those of detective noir and mob drama) like a world-class chess champion. Less than 1/4th into the narrative, POW! the Don has been...

  • Matt
    Apr 07, 2015

    I’m sure you’ve had the timeless book-verses-movie argument before. Everyone has. You’re standing at the water cooler at work, and a coworker comes up to you and says “Boy, The English Patient...

  • Hasham Rasool
    Aug 02, 2015

    It was a very good book. Alhamdulillah. I can't wait to get The Family Corleone and The Sicilian books.My favourite characters are Vito Corleone/Godfather and Michael Corleone.The Godfather and part 2...

  • Israel
    Jul 15, 2008

    The epic masterpiece of mafia fiction. Puzo is good and entertaining elsewhere, here is great and masterful. It is to mobster books what Godfather parts 1 & 2 are to mobster movies...a standard that c...

About Mario Puzo

Mario Puzo

Puzo was born in a poor family of Neapolitan immigrants living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York. Many of his books draw heavily on this heritage. After graduating from the City College of New York, he joined the United States Army Air Forces in World War II. Due to his poor eyesight, the military did not let him undertake combat duties but made him a public relations officer statione