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The Fortunate Pilgrim

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2000

    The Hight of Nostalgia

    I have read this book twice and find myself going back for more. Eventhough I was raised in the 50s in New Jersey along the Hudson River across fom New York City everything and every situation covered in this book is memorable. The experiences of growing up in that environment either occured to me or I saw happen first hand in the mixed ethnic environment that was West New York, New Jersey. Anyone who wants to remember or relive in their minds the way things were, or anyone who wants to know what life was like growing up in that area or in that era - The Fortunate Pilgram is a must read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Loved this book

    Enjoyed it as much this time as when i read it 10 years ago.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2011

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    Excellent Book

    Following Lucia Santa and her family through the struggles of poverty, illness, the Depression, and the struggle to be American without losing the values that the Italian immigrants brought with them was fascinating. The story and the characters were realistic and compelling. I had a hard time putting this book down... Mario Puzo shows even more talent with this book then he did with The Godfather.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2012

    Yes, read this book!

    I'm not a fan of the Godfather movies, so I was a little hesitant about reading this book - but I'm really glad I took a chance! Mario has said that this book was a labor of love, that he thought about every word and phrase he used... and it paid off. Well worth reading - you can feel the care he took in writing this book and you can feel and understand the characters and the times they live in.

    This book would be a good selection for book clubs as is a book that can be discussed and makes you think about what it was like to be an immigrant coming to a strange land. I say, "go for it"!

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  • Posted April 29, 2010

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    My first Mario Puzo book

    Someone told me I should read The Godfather..so I reserached Mario Puzo and decided to start with this book first. I loved it. The story of Italian immigrants made me think of my family. Then as I kept reading it started to have that....dramatic..dangerous element. I don't have anything bad to say about the way he writes or the story itself. It takes you back to a different generation..a different time...in history. All though the book is ficition you can imagine what it was like for imigrants new to America. Great story!!! Great author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2003

    A Real Page Turner

    This book is a real page turner. Puzo's writing style has a fluidity to it that pulls you into the story. By the end of the second chapter, I honestly cared what happened to the characters. You share and experience the family's joy, pain, and constant trials of survival. Puzo put his heart into this one.

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