The Godfather (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 4, 2005 - Fiction - 576 pages
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When Mario Puzo's blockbuster saga, The Godfather, was first published in 1969, critics hailed it as one of the greatest novels of our time, and "big, turbulent, highly entertaining." Since then, The Godfather has gone on to become a part of America's national culture, as well as a trilogy of landmark motion pictures. Now, in this newly-repackaged 30th Anniversary Edition, readers old and new can experience this timeless tale of crime for themselves. From the lavish opening scene where Don Corleone entertains guests and conducts business at his daughter's his son, Michael, who takes his father's place to fight for his the bloody climax where all family business is finished, The Godfather is an epic story of family, loyalty, and how "men of honor" live in their own world, and die by their own laws.

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A good book, very easy to read, a real page turner. - Goodreads
Disappointed... the writing is so lacking in emotion. - Goodreads
Loved the character development and plot twists. - Goodreads
Masterful storytelling. - Goodreads
It may not be deathless prose, but damn. - Goodreads
The insight into the Corleone family was well done. - Goodreads

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I did not want to set this book down, yet didn't want it to end! A classic. A masterpiece. I absolutely loved it! Read full review

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User Review  - SM2012 - Goodreads

The godfather of the books! Almost took me one year time to read this book. Almost one year time I felt living with those characters. Read full review

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Title Page
Chapter 4
Chapter 7
Chapter 10
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 15
Chapter 21
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 29
Chapter 31

Chapter 17
Chapter 20

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About the author (2005)

Mario Puzo was born on Manhattan’s West Side in the neighborhood known as Hell’s Kitchen. His first books, The Fortunate Pilgrim (“a minor classic” New York Times) and Dark Arena, brought him critical acclaim, but it was the publication of The Godfather in March 1969 that catapulted him into the front ranks of American authors. Reviewers hailed the book as “a staggering triumph” (Saturday Review), “big, turbulent, highly entertaining” (Newsweek), “remarkable” (Look), and “a voyeur’s dream, a skillful fantasy of violent personal power” (New York Times). Winning readers by the millions, it stayed at or near the top of the New York Times bestseller lists for sixty-nine weeks. His follow-up novel, Fools Die (1978), was hailed as the publishing event of the decade. Puzo’s last novel, Omerta, was finished shortly before his death in 1999.

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