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The Godfather


Mario Puzo

The Godfather
average rating is 5 out of 5

Crime, Thriller

R. Alex Jenkins

The Godfather is one of the most famous and best crime thrillers ever written.

What's surprising is how concise the book is when considering the modest size of just 450 pages. How on earth did Mario Puzo pack so much information into one volume?

So much happens, entire dynasties come tumbling down and major logistical transitions and plot changes take place across U.S. states and other countries.

Character descriptions are memorable and fantastic as you become immersed in the mafia way of life and ruthlessness - going to the mattresses, betrayals and commitments, and other concepts such as "blood is thicker than water" - don't underestimate that expression - long-term family bonds run deep and cannot be broken. The Godfather is ultimate patriotism. There is no slack or middle ground - always an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth - principles, loyalties and revenge above all else.

Mafia blood runs hot on the streets. In the words of Dylan Thomas, "Do not go gentle into that good night" as you kick and scream to the last breath for what you've earned or stolen over the years.

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