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 c...

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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 ...
  • 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 pul...
  • Fabian
    Feb 27, 2014
    Mario 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. ...
  • Matt
    Apr 07, 2015
    ??[T]ell me the truth, Tom, how many men do you figure the Don killed or had killed??[Michael asked] Tom Hagen turned away. ?I'll tell you one thing you didn't learn from him: talking the way you're talking now. There are things that have to be done and you do...
  • 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 t...
  • 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?" ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Lou
    Jun 04, 2011
    A good read that demands re-read has been long time ago for now.. A good read that demands re-read has been long time ago for now.. ...
  • 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 th...
  • Mizuki
    Oct 07, 2017
    ?Tell my father I wish to be his son." -Michael Corleone This is the line that won me over! [email protected]/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 Th...
  • 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 pa...
  • Melindam
    Jun 26, 2017
    A very fitting book to read when all we can do about the corona virus is "going to the mattresses". I was really fascinated with this book when I read it in my late teens. Revisiting this was a really good experience, though the fascination wore out a bit with time, so...
  • Arini
    Feb 10, 2021
    So, this is where all the mafia obsessions come from . . . Omg, look at me reading yet another classic! The boy I used to have a crush on loved this book (or the movie). Now, obviously my reason for reading this in 2021 was more spontaneous and had nothing to do with him, but th...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 Ma...
  • 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. ...
  • Baba
    Apr 07, 2020
    The godfather of mafia fiction... the seminal gangster read! The stories of the first family of American mafia fiction, the Corleones. A tale of honour, tradition, blood, sweat, brutality and bullets. Family. Power. Tradition. The Godfather. Should be on everyone's must-read list,...
  • 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! ...
  • Saadia B. ||  CritiConscience
    May 15, 2019
    The Godfather had been on my list for a long time. Having watched the movie I was really looking forward to it. The mafias living in America had their own rules and regulations, which set them apart from one another. They belonged to Italian families who immigrated to America and m...
  • Shariful Sadaf
    Sep 16, 2020
    An amazing, fast paced read. I liked Puzo's insight into the structure of The Family and the role of the Godfather. It was fascinating to consider the contradictions in the character and the actions of Don Corleone and to read the Family's justification of their actions - oft...