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God Father, by Mario Puzo was written about three decades ago. However, I got the privilege of reading this timeless classic only recently. The book fits in to a nicety in any generation.
The book is an epic on the depiction of crime and the underworld mafia. At the centre of the plot is Don Vito Corleone , the head of Corleone family who is a master strategist and a man who is a revered man with Sicillian blood. THE DON, as he is addressed to is the supremo of a underworld that lurks below everyday hustle n bustle of New York. The book highlights the conflict between the Corleone family and the eight other Sicilian families for the dominant share of the New York underworld.
The book spans the life and times of Vito Corleone and the way his son succeeds him. God Father is a web woven around the Corleone family and other Italian families and their constant infighting.
The storyline is set in post World War II. The script pans two continents, Europe represented by the serene village backdrop of Sicily, and North America depicted by the dark alleys of NY and all the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.
The story narration is swift and the book is racy as the reader hangs on to each page not knowing what to expect next.
The characterizations are superb and each character that appears in the God Father leaves behind a ghost that haunts the reader long after completing the book.
God Father delves deep into the heart of the underworld and gives a rare insight into the structure, hierarchy and functioning of the Italian mafia. The inherent power struggle and constant churning of the Mafia are very well described.
The book also shows how vulnerable are the politicians, police and various industries to the underworld.
There is no way you can put down this book once you have started reading it. Gripping drama from the first page to the last page.
Probably the best book i've read in years, maybe a bit more info, the price or even the ISBN number would mean I rate you very helpful. Apart from that very good.
BTW I had a review of this written up, just adding the finishing touches and the computer crashed so i lost it.
Bollinger28 28.07.2006 11:11
I think you mean "Timeless Classic"? And I agree, it's a great book. Lexy
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