The Family Corleone

The Family Corleone

by Ed Falco, Mario Puzo
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The Family Corleone by Ed Falco

New York, 1933. The city and the nation are in the depths of the Great Depression. The crime families of New York have prospered in this time, but with the coming end of Prohibition, a battle is looming that will determine which organizations will rise and which will face a violent end.
For Vito Corleone, nothing is more important that his family's future. While his youngest children, Michael, Fredo, and Connie, are in school, unaware of their father's true occupation, and his adopted son Tom Hagen is a college student, he worries most about Sonny, his eldest child. Vito pushes Sonny to be a businessman, but Sonny-17 years-old, impatient and reckless-wants something else: To follow in his father's footsteps and become a part of the real family business.
An exhilarating and profound novel of tradition and violence, of loyalty and betrayal, The Family Corleone will appeal to the legions of fans who can never get enough of The Godfather, as well as introduce it to a whole new generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455521616
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 58,594
File size: 843 KB

About the Author

Ed Falco is the author of three novels, four story collections, and numerous plays, poems, essays, and critical reviews. Among his many awards and honors are an NEA fiction fellowship, and the Southern Review's Robert Penn Warren Prize. He is a professor of English at Virginia Tech, where he directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing.

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The Family Corleone 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"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
wilddove More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading of the Coreleone family from the time the children were young. In the original Godfather I always wanted more of the Sonny character and this book brought that to me. I very much enjoyed this book.
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ColoradoBR More than 1 year ago
It is a worthy addition to the Godfather saga, but they could have left out the Lucca Brazzi storyline and just focused on Sonny. Sonny was always one of my favorite characters from the original story and it was fascinating to find out how he became involved in his father's business. The Lucca Brazzi story was boring and I just wanted to get through it to get to the development of Sonny's character.
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......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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MrLucky7 More than 1 year ago
good book, brings back the Corleone's with a vengeance. Fills in the missing sagas
PaulPagano More than 1 year ago
The Family Corleone is a triumph of epic proportions! This is the Godfather novel that we've been waiting for, capturing the raw emotions first tapped by Mario Puzo, and drawing even deeper from that well to take us inside the head, hearts and souls of Luca Brasi, Sonny Corleone, Clemenza, Tessio and others...while creating memorable, highly-believable characters. The reader gets to know "who" Vito Corleone really is and the depth of his love for his family; while cutting a menacing figure who is feared by his enemies. Bravo, Mr. Falco, for exceeding my expectations! Can a post-Michael Corleone family novel be in the not-too-distant future?
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BrazosDH More than 1 year ago
Not bad for a book to read while on vacation. It's not a book that you can't put down, nor does it build to an exciting ending.
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If you are a fan of the previous Godfather books, you will be greatly disappointed. Granted, the books takes place when the Corleone children are younger and in school, but there is very little to keep your interest compared to the previous books.