The Godfather

Puzo, Mario

Book - 1969
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Godfather
Novel delves into the operation of the Cosa Nostre by focusing on Mafia leader Vito Corteleone and his underworld domain.

Publisher: New York : Putnam, [1969]
ISBN: 9780399103421
Branch Call Number: FICTION PUZO
Characteristics: 446 p. ;,22 cm


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Jump into Mario Puzo’s Mafia world while you wait for the Blu-ray. This is the first in the loosely connected series. Also look for The Sicilian, The Last Don, Omerta, and The Godfather Returns among others.

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Sep 16, 2013

One of the best works of literature, bar none. Superb writing and a cultural icon.

Apr 29, 2013
  • Hazeldeantag rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A very well written story of family, loyalty, and how "men of honor" live in their own world, and die by their own laws. I recommend it for adults.

Dec 03, 2012
  • macierules rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Repetitious in parts - but still a classic.

Apr 25, 2012
  • jwhogan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The movie is great, but the book is even better. It adds more detail and background that the movie doesn't cover.

Aug 18, 2011
  • mogie rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic. Well written and held my interest. A good pace and depth to the characters.

Nov 23, 2009
  • darren_hagel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Loved this book. It was very well written and I was completely immersed. Read this book, I will almost guarantee you'll like it. Of course its going to be better than the movie.


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May 19, 2009
  • DavidB rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Don Corleone nodded. "Revenge is a dish that tates best when it is cold," he said.

May 19, 2009
  • DavidB rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sonny had been listening judiciously. "I want someboby very good, very safe, to plant that gun," he told Clemenza. "I don't want my brother coming out of that toilet with just his dick in his hand."


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May 05, 2011
  • wooknight rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The fictional story of the rise of a new york mafia family and the succession . The book is extremely entertaining and the violence is extremely graphic


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Jun 07, 2008
  • icerider rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.


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