very good book. The Godfather sheds some truth of the mob , secrets that were never before posted , Puzo wrote in The Godfather.
A classic that draws you in
I really liked this. so much more information and details.
i liked the way Kay ended up in the book much better than the movies.
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.
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!!
Excellent book, one of my favorites of all time.
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
Classic, better than the movie and the movie was really good!
I picked this book up from borders marked down just something to read well waiting for credits then i loved, loved, loved, this book.
An excellent book and most exceptional about this audio book is the full cast that reads the different character discussions. Love it!
A classic! The aging leader of a Mafia family is nearing the end of his rule and now his son must take up his mantle...dealing with enemies on the outside...and in the family itself. This is a great book. It's well-written and the story is epic. If you're into crime novels and family sagas, you can't miss this one.
I can hardly believe I am writing a review for this book other than the fact it is a book that a movie is based upon it is so far removed from my usual scope of interest. I loved it! I bought my paperback copy at my local library for 50 cent for future reading you know one of those days. Well I finished The Caine Mutiny and decided to leaf through it and I couldn't put it down. It's just masterful storytelling amid murder, mayhem, violence, love, sex, politics, Hollywood, crime and what binds us all together family. It is an excellent book. I have not seen the movie. I avoid it like the plague you know not for me. I am not sure if I would like to see it fleshed out. I honestly don't know if the story translates well to the screen and I know only watching it would tell me but already what little I've seen -like the daughter's wedding there's no cat on the Don's lap while he is granting people audience and it doesn't describe the Don as played by Marlon Brando with those puffy cheeks. If you don't think the movie is for you read this book it is a fine story. I highly recommend it.
The original book behind the movie. Printed in 1970, by Fawcett World Library.