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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 endFor Vito Corleone nothing is important th Madon' that was awesome This book is not your garden variety franchise tie in This thing is the genuine article The story was taken from an actual screenplay set down by Mario Puzo so we know it has some authenticity But Falco took it a step further and made one hell of a novelThis is one of the best 5 books I've read this year capisc'? The Godfather is one of my favorite movies and novels of all time The Godfather Part II is just behind it This book this genius of a captivating story fits right in there It's a preuel to The Godfather and sets it up wonderfullyLuca Brasi does not sleep with the fishes in this book He fucks the fishesSeriously though this was awesome backstory to the film or original novel The Godfather This is brilliant A preuel that tells us how Santino Sonny Corleone got his bones It tells us what the family is up to during some of the years between the flashback scenes of Godfather II and the beginning of Godfather We get a great backstory on Luca Brasi telling how he came to be part of the Corleone organization And the best part of this preuel just might be that there is no Jar Jar BinksLots of other great characters too including some crazy Irish But I don't want to give away any surprises that are packed in the cannoli It's certainly not a spoiler that we'd get some background story on Luca and Sonny not to anyone that's seen or read the original But the stuff that happens Madre 'Dio Go read this

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The Family CorleoneAt 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 some I've been trying to be stingy with my 5 star reviews saving them for something really great like Borges but less than five for this book wouldn't do it justice Generally my attitude towards an author continuing the work of an earlier author is somewhat jaundiced It just ain't nothing like the real thing baby Mike Winegardner's Godfather continuation made me cringe and I never read the second one he wrote No interest whatsoever Ed Falco on the other hand shows a real understanding of the original characters and the atmosphere of the original novel In the book I read before this The Lufthansa Heist I took a shot at the author's use of Italian slang Not so in this book Falco's got it right

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The Family Corleone doc Ö Hardcover read ç edward 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 wThing else To follow in his father's footsteps and become a part of the real family businessAn 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 generatio This book is spot on as a preuel to The Godafather So many characters are coming back to life with each pageyou can picture them vividly only youngerSince its based on a screenplay that Mario Puzo had written its no wonder the book seems to be a wonderful complement to the original Not only does this book round out the original story by filling in the pieces that the film The Godfather Part II did not it also makes The Godfather's Return and Revenge seem even awful because the writing in this book very PuzoAwhile back I wrote that I thought Mark Winegardner's books had their moments but after having read The Family CorleoneI see even so that Mark Winegardner was merely writing his books out of thin air as opposed to rounding out the original characters as older people He simply didn't involve the original storylines enough and brought in way too many characters that I didn't care about He basically left Puzo's style out of those booksAnyhow it's good to have the Corleones backHopefully there is one book left that could possibly flesh out the end of the Corleones and fix the damage of not only Winegardner's books but The Godfather Part III as well It would be great to see Michael's son grow up not only to take over the family busines but to be the last one in the family business Whether he dies goes to prison or becomes a rat wouldn't matter so long as the story finally had a good ending They might even call the book Centanni 100 years of the Corleones