The Godfather by Mario Puzo

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Read The Godfather Online Free - 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.

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


Reviews


Brina rated it ★★★★★

July 04, 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 write his ver...


Diana rated it ★★★★★

September 05, 2017

The Best! a treasure of a story,plot and movie to keep forever...good storytelling and amazing writing (paperback!)


Kerstin rated it ★★★★☆

March 17, 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 fiction. Maybe it'...


Manny rated it ★★★★☆

September 23, 2014

"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 for Goodreads policy reasons)


Ahmed rated it ★★★★★

July 15, 2016

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 براندو , كان قد خطها قلم روائي مبدع فى أحد الروايات الخالدة . الفيلم الذى نادرا ما تجد أحد يكرهه (خاصة لو رجل ) فهو سحر السينما مجسدًا , فله تأثير السحر ومفعوله وبريقه ا...


Fabian rated it ★★★★★

June 13, 2017

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 Consigliar...


Stephanie rated it ★★★★☆

July 12, 2015

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 and color around some of the characters and didn't mind re-visiting the Corleone family!! I think t...


Luca rated it ★★★★★

October 16, 2017

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 Brando's interpretat...


Kaion rated it ★☆☆☆☆

April 13, 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 unnecessarily...


Hasham rated it ★★★★★

April 01, 2017

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 pointless! The only part I a...





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