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Mario Puzo: The Family (Book Review)

I don’t even know where to begin with this book except maybe with a round of applause for Mr. Puzo. Opening with a rigged papal election, this is a beautifully woven story that juxtaposes the purity and piety of religion with the moral failings of the men tasked with upholding God’s will on earth. 302 more words

Reviews

Daniel M. Kimmel, a Featured Interview

If you haven’t heard of our new project,  the On Fire anthology, this interview series will showcase our authors and their writing lives beyond their ignited tales. 564 more words

Humor

The Fortunate Pilgrim

The Fortunate Pilgrim, by Mario Puzo

This is the second book written by Mario Puzo. Puzo was working to be a literary writer at the time. 473 more words

Scarface

Brian De Palma’s Scarface is like an inverse Godfather. The movie is semi-epic – a dry cartoon of the American dream gone numb. But (and this may stem from the nature of the gangsters involved), it lacks the broad elegance of Coppola’s auspicious rendering of Mario Puzo’s potboiler. 241 more words

Film

The Godfather Part III (1990)

One of the most underrated movies of all time, The Godfather Part III is the perfect conclusion to a perfect trilogy. It’s rare for me to use the sentimental in a positive context, but I must do so with this movie. 502 more words

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Book Review: The Godfather by Mario Puzo

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Publisher: NAL

Genre: Classic

Release Date: 1969

Pages: 448

Almost fifty years ago, a classic was born. A searing portrayal of the Mafia underworld, The Godfather introduced readers to the first family of American crime fiction, the Corleones, and their powerful legacy of tradition, blood, and honor.

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