Tags » Mario Puzo

The Godfather, by Mario Puzo

 Though published in 1969, I first read it in 1972 after being captivated by the film.

When I found it all dusty on my library shelf, we became inseparable until its last page was read, like we had never met before.   277 more words

Fools Die

Author: Mario Puzo

Genre: Crime Novel

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Publication Date: 9th October 1978

Number of pages: 544 pp

ISBN number: 0-451-16019-3

This is Mario Puzo at his philosophical best. 236 more words


Film Review - The Godfather

The Godfather


Director: Francis Ford Coppola

There is little to say about The Godfather that hasn’t been said much before. Since its release in 1972, it has gone down as one of the most loved, revered and quoted films of all time. 1,475 more words


Lobbing Social Grenades

With a seemingly endless supply of pompous self righteous memes at our fingertips, within 3 taps on our smartphones another passive aggressive zinger/ “gotcha” post is on its way. 281 more words

Fathers in literature

It was father’s day yesterday and, as I did a post about my favourite mothers in literature when the equivalent parental day came along earlier this year, I felt it only right that I now redress the balance. 241 more words


Happy Father's Day

“Italians have a little joke, that the world is so hard a man must have two fathers to look after him, and that’s why they have godfathers” – Mario Puzo, ‘The Godfather’. 73 more words

The importance of Names in The Godfather

The Godfather is one of my favorite books, and I recently wrote an essay on Puzo’s use of names in relation to the characters story and personality. 3,356 more words