Book Reviews of The Godfather

The Godfather
The Godfather
Author: Mario Puzo
ISBN-13: 9780451167712
ISBN-10: 0451167716
Publication Date: 9/1/1983
Pages: 444
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 134 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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One of the only times I've preferred the movie to the book. I love the extra information this book gives you on the family, but the screenplay was MUCH better written. I was shocked at Puzo's amateurish writing style. Still, a must have for some special insights to the characters.
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A classic that draws you in
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very good book. The Godfather sheds some truth of the mob , secrets that were never before posted , Puzo wrote in The Godfather.
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Neat book, a classic.
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Definitive novel of the Mafia underworld.
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What more can be said about this classic story? A must read for any fan of the films (1 & 2) and most everyone else and gives rich detail of the characters.
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I LOVED this book. While I am generally facinated with the Mob and organized crime anyway, I found this book fantastic. The insight to each character was fantastic and there is a lot of background information provided. A must read for any fans of the movie or oragnized crime books or movies.
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The strength of this book is Puzo's expertise and knowledge of the mafia. It makes the plot, events and the characters in the book seem extremely real.

This is definitely a book that will fly by and one that you will have a hard time putting down. It is definitely a classic. It is a book that when you finish you will close it and say, "Now that was a good book!"
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After seeing the movie so many times, I had forgotton how good the book is. I really got into the story. I felt like I was reading a part of history. Yes, I know the characters are fictional, but Mr. Puzo writes so that you really think you are following a real family. There is a lot more insight to the characters and now the book has spoiled me. I will not look at the movie the same way again.
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This is one of my favorite books. I adore Mario Puzo's writing, his story telling. I can't even watch the movies after reading this for as long as I have. I reread this about once a year. Best Mobster book by far!!
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Classic, better than the movie and the movie was really good!
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Even if you haven't read it, you must have seen the movie. And even if you didn't see that - you must know the drift of the story. A classic if there ever was one
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Excellent book, one of my favorites of all time.
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I picked this book up from borders marked down just something to read well waiting for credits then i loved, loved, loved, this book.
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An excellent book and most exceptional about this audio book is the full cast that reads the different character discussions. Love it!
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Plus 32 Pages of Exciting Pictures From The Most Talked About Movie Of Our Time