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Very Highly Recommended!

A wonderful, thrilling story which captivates from the very beginning right thru to the end - and especially fascinating when read while viewing the Showtime series "The Borgias." All the characters come to life and the story flows smoothly. A great reading pleasure t...
A wonderful, thrilling story which captivates from the very beginning right thru to the end - and especially fascinating when read while viewing the Showtime series "The Borgias." All the characters come to life and the story flows smoothly. A great reading pleasure that makes me want to find more books about Renaissance Italy.

posted by miss_dobie on April 2, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Very interesting book, has its highs and lows

Overall I enjoyed the book although there were many slow spots loaded with proper names of characters that were never developed that after a while I just skimmed because they didnt add to the story. However, the lives of the main characters were very interesting. It was...
Overall I enjoyed the book although there were many slow spots loaded with proper names of characters that were never developed that after a while I just skimmed because they didnt add to the story. However, the lives of the main characters were very interesting. It was even more fasinating when you find out its based on true events and historical figures.

The book has elements of the Star Wars saga, mixed with the Godfather, see if you can point them out as you read.

Warning very uncomfortable incest subplot that may give you the chills. Also if you are a devote Catholic, this book does not represent the office of the Pope in a favorable light.

posted by Anonymous on January 26, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Enjoyable Light Read

    If you are unfamiliar with the late Mr. Puzo's past works & cannot immediately point out every historical inaccuracy, then this is an enjoyable light read. Being not of that category, I had to keep reminding myself to cease with the incessant critiquing. Once I reconciled the writing style and forgave the blatant inaccuracies to suit plot suspense, it was a decent book & found myself giving Gino a few kudos for keeping Mr. Puzo's spirit within the pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Great read.

    Borgia and Corleon. Same people 500 year apart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2002

    Brilliant

    This intelligently written story is thick with surprises and twists of all sorts. I found myself having a hard time reading for only an hour or two. I was lost in the world of the Borgias. This is definitely one of Mr. Puzo's best!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2002

    wonderful

    loved the story, got lost in their world. A wonderfully visual look into the history of the Borgia family and early Italy. When completd, was saddened as I wanted more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2002

    Good Read

    A sort of way to put historical facts into a non-history book. I enjoyed reading it because I could gain much knowledge on one of the first great families of crime. The book revolves around Alexander VI and his children. Very factual, though: no in-depth analysis. I was also disapointed to see they did not mention certain interesting characters who surrounded the real borgias's existence. Still, I recommend the book. Good ending.

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