The Godfather

The Godfather

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 Godfather?the epic tale of crime and betrayal that became a global phenomenon. Almost fifty years ago, a cl...

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Title:The Godfather
Author:Mario Puzo
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:The Godfather
Edition Language
English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

The Godfather Reviews

  • Madeline
    Sep 04, 2009
    New Brilliant Future Career Idea: mafia wife. 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 ...
  • Paul Bryant
    Mar 10, 2019
    Here?s a record breaking novel, but for the wrong reasons. 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 ju...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jul 11, 2014
    The Godfather (Mario Puzo's Mafia), Mario Puzo 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 b...
  • Chris
    Sep 18, 2018
    I?d never read The Godfather until this summer. But my lovely bride gave me an early hardcover edition for my birthday, and the whole experience was...Proustian. Almost every passage brought back a memory from my childhood, when the book and movies were omnipresent. I loved it. It?...
  • Roxanne
    Mar 02, 2008
    I absolutely loved this book! This book started my long running obsession with Mafia. 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 he...
  • Kerstin
    Mar 16, 2008
    I'm one of the people who watched the whole movie trilogy and then after that found out that The Godfather 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 fic...
  • Fabian
    Feb 27, 2014
    Puzo creates his awesome world & then plays with his own elements (those of detective noir and mob drama) like a world-class chess champion. Less than a fourth into the narrative, POW! the Don has been shot. And, hold on a sec, who is the protagonist here? I thought Michael. Or the...
  • 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 is an excellent movie!? And maybe you say something back like ?Michael Ondaatje?...
  • 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 can never be equalled. What really intrigues me about Puzo's presentation of the Co...
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    Aug 08, 2018
    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars I think this is just what I was in the mood for! ...
  • 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 review is available elsewhere (the location cannot be given f...
  • 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 think the reader needs a reminder of plot points that occured ten pages ago, and that...
  • Brina
    Jun 16, 2017
    Mario Puzo wrote The Godfather, a book that was to become an instant classic, at a time when both his personal life and that of the United States were in transition. Puzo's first two novels had not sold well, and he was almost penniless. A young, up and coming author, Puzo sought to wr...
  • Lou
    Jun 04, 2011
    A good read that demands re-read has been long time ago for now.. ...
  • Nandakishore Varma
    Sep 29, 2011
    This book supplied the words "Don" and "Mafia" to Indian languages. Now, a cartel of land-grabbers is a "Land Mafia"; there are illicit liquor traders who run "Spirit Mafias" - in Kerala, there are even gangs who do illicit extraction and sale of river sand who are called "Sand Mafia"!...
  • ❄️ Propertea Of Frostea ❄️ Bitter SnoBerry ❄
    Mar 27, 2013
    The Godfather by Mario Puzo... 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....
  • Em Lost In Books
    Dec 26, 2014
    I saw the movie few years ago and loved it. I was unaware at that time that its an adaptation of a book of same name. Courtesy Goodreads I finally came to know of this fact. But still I was in no mood to read the book until my friend Srividya recommended it to me. There are so many ...
  • MischaS_
    Sep 05, 2018
    You gotta stop them at the beginning. Like they shoulda stopped Hitler at Munich, they should never let him get away with that, they were just asking for big trouble when they let him get away with that. You know that you are a Czech person when this is your favourite quote/sentence...
  • Matthew
    Jul 31, 2015
    This book is good. This book is really REALLY good. This book is better than I expected. Amazing! 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 und...
  • Jr Bacdayan
    May 13, 2013
    "..for Justice, we must go to Don Corleone." 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, th...
  • Mizuki
    Oct 07, 2017
    ?Tell my father I wish to be his son." -Michael Corleone This is the line that won me over! Edited@15/04/2019: 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...
  • Dean
    Apr 06, 2019
    This is a literary masterpiece, a modern classic, a soap opera for men, a family saga, and written so grippingly and powerful that for the most time I keep forgetting that I was reading at all.. Mario Puzo in his astonishing good novel, introduce the reader to the Corleone family an...
  • Loretta
    Sep 09, 2018
    Having seen the movie so many, many and did I say many times before actually reading the book, the actual reading of the book has left a lot to be desired. ...
  • Erin
    Apr 05, 2019
    A Masterpiece! 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). ...
  • Diane Wallace
    Mar 26, 2015
    The Best! a treasure of a story,plot and movie to keep forever...good storytelling and amazing writing (paperback!) ...
  • 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 The Godfather part 2' movies were awesome. 'The Godfather part 3' was point...
  • Luca Ambrosino
    Mar 08, 2016
    English (The Godfather) / Italiano 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 Brand...
  • Sidharth Vardhan
    Aug 04, 2016
    ?There are things that have to be done and you do them and you never talk about them. You don't try to justify them. They can't be justified. You just do them. Then you forget it.? "Behind every successful fortune;There is Crime.? "The lawyer with the briefcase can steal ...
  • Karl Marberger
    Mar 11, 2017
    This book was very good. Complex and gripping characters with personable motivations light the pages up with the help of exquisite dialogue and delightfully descriptive narrative. A true classic and a great pleasure to read. ...
  • myra
    Mar 25, 2019
    This book had me shook. Absolutely amazing. I?m sure most of you have heard of the Godfather because of the movies, they?re a piece of art but so is this book. I highly recommend it! ...