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The Family Corleone

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

"If you have any knowledge of The Godfather you will love t

"If you have any knowledge of The Godfather you will love this book. It’s a perfect addition to the Corleone saga. For me the best part was the way it fills in the backstory that is only hinted at in the movies and original book. ... When you see this bo...
"If you have any knowledge of The Godfather you will love this book. It’s a perfect addition to the Corleone saga. For me the best part was the way it fills in the backstory that is only hinted at in the movies and original book. ... When you see this book, buy it. It is written with love for the characters and respect for Puzo. It is also a story that won’t quit and I couldn’t stop reading. Falco brought me back to a world I love and did it perfectly. As far as I’m concerned this is THE BOOK to buy in 2012."

Jon Jordon in Crimespree Magazine

posted by Anonymous on May 8, 2012

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Although Falco's writing is more Puzo-esque than Winegardner's r

Although Falco's writing is more Puzo-esque than Winegardner's re-characterization of the original story, there seems little need to expand on an incredible classic like The Godfather. Mario Puzo carefully wove an eloquent tapestry of events and characters, that for the...
Although Falco's writing is more Puzo-esque than Winegardner's re-characterization of the original story, there seems little need to expand on an incredible classic like The Godfather. Mario Puzo carefully wove an eloquent tapestry of events and characters, that for the most part were portrayed in the trilogy of Godfather films. If any Godfather ardent fan, casual reader, or film watcher cannot link the storyline together without supplementary books by Falco or Winegardner, then they may be missing the point of Puzo's elaborately detailed outline. Some stories like The Godfather need to end with the reader's interpretation of finality. The third film in the trilogy answers questions never posed in the original book, although Anthony's legacy (Michael's son) was clearly defined as an opera singer with the position as head of the family bequeathed to Sonny's illegitimate son, Vincent. I found the subsequent books pale in comparison to the original on which they were based, and the most recent Falco version, less satisfying than I had anticipated. I love The Godfather as written by Mario Puzo. I only wish that he were still alive to continue writing his saga in his own style, his own voice. As other authors attempt to fill in gaps within the original book, they also seem to distort Puzo's original intent. Ultimately, the "sequels" seem more like supercilious bits of edited storyline of the original text rather than worthy additions to a great story that needs no further novelization.

posted by 1656030 on May 15, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Posted below by accident before i was finished...

    ......to give the series story-line some continuity, but it makes his omissiin from Godfather Part I even more glaring. A figure that big would have been around during the whole Sollozo war. He needed to be intruduced as a much lower-level gangster in this book, to explain his non-involvement in Godfather I.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Very interesting, highly recommended

    I just finished "The Family Corleone" and was very satisfied with the read.

    I am very interested in the screen play the novel was based off of. From what I remember reading "The Godfather" 10+ years ago, most of the back story seems to be consistent.

    One thing I really liked, or better yet, one thing I hate about "Prequels", is they seem to tie up all loose ends in a single scene. "Revenge of the Sith" for example, lead you right into "A New Hope". "The Family Corleone" instead, actually has various layers and depth to the story, not just a flick of the switch leading you into "The Godfather". I hope that makes sense.

    Highly recommended for any Godfather fan.

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