The Godfather

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Penguin, Oct 4, 2005 - Fiction - 496 pages
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More than thirty years ago, a classic was born. A searing novel of the Mafia underworld, The Godfather introduced readers to the first family of American crime fiction, the Corleones, and the powerful legacy of tradition, blood, and honor that was passed on from father to son. With its themes of the seduction of power, the pitfalls of greed, and family allegiance, it resonated with millions of readers across the world—and became the definitive novel of the virile, violent subculture that remains steeped in intrigue, in controversy, and in our collective consciousness.

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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
The insight into the Corleone family was well done. - Goodreads
It may not be deathless prose, but damn. - Goodreads

Review: The Godfather (Mario Puzo's Mafia)

User Review  - Kshitiz Narwal - Goodreads

The story moves at an unbelievably fast pace and at no time i felt like the fact that i had seen the movie before would result in some spoilers. Puzo describes his characters with such impeccable ... Read full review

Review: The Godfather (Mario Puzo's Mafia)

User Review  - Matt Stolhand - Goodreads

"The Godfather" is a must read. The movie is great but the book goes so much deeper. 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 the author of the international bestseller The Godfather and cowrote the screenplays for the Academy Award-winning trio of films based on the book. Puzo's other books include The Last Don and Omerta, both New York Times bestsellers.

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