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Don Vito Corleone o padrinho mais respeitado de Nova Iorque, cidade a que chegou como imigrante aos doze anos, oriundo da Sic lia Apesar de ser implac vel com os seus rivais, Vito Corleone tambem um homem inteligente, astuto e fiel aos princ pios da honra e da amizade A sua vida e neg cios, bem como os do seu filho e herdeiro, formam o eixo de uma obra inesquec vel que retrata de forma magistral o mundo da M fia Neste romance, a M fia mostra se pela primeira vez n o como uma mera associa o de fac noras, mas como uma complexa contra sociedade com uma cultura muito pr pria e aceite por todos os membros da comunidade, que ultrapassa os c rculos de delinquentes Tell my father I wish to be his son Michael CorleoneThis is the line that won me over Edited 15 04 2019 GR ate my review I can t fucking believe it sobs re write review is in order.hopefully Here is a few reasons why I put The Godfather in such a high place 1 The characters are entirely seductive, likable and engaging despite most of them being Mafia 2 The storyline is intensive, believable and it can keep you at the edge of your seat for almost a whole book 3 ITell my father I wish to be his son Michael CorleoneThis is the line that won me over Edited 15 04 2019 GR ate my review I can t fucking believe it sobs re write review is in order.hopefully Here is a few reasons why I put The Godfather in such a high place 1 The characters are entirely seductive, likable and engaging despite most of them being Mafia 2 The storyline is intensive, believable and it can keep you at the edge of your seat for almost a whole book 3 It s one hell of a great family saga, and you can actually see the 1950s post war Italian community in the USA of that time 4 Okay..I m not amused by how female characters got shoved into tiny boxes of being obedient wives, mothers and daughters, whilst men make all the decisions but for the awesomeness of the story, I can forgive this flaw 5 Talking about men making all the decisions, the entire story is masculine in an amazing way which actually shows the male main characters worldview, it also shows us a group of men surviving, reacting and actually finding susses and revenge in the harsh world they live in.More to come Mario Puzo wrote The Godfather, a book that was to become an instant classic, at a time when both his personal life and that of the United States were in transition Puzo s first two novels had not sold well, and he was almost penniless A young, up and coming author, Puzo sought to write his version of the great American novel that would also work well on the silver screen Meanwhile, in a time of war, the nation was beginning to view the mafia rather than Cowboys as the great American hero Ac Mario Puzo wrote The Godfather, a book that was to become an instant classic, at a time when both his personal life and that of the United States were in transition Puzo s first two novels had not sold well, and he was almost penniless A young, up and coming author, Puzo sought to write his version of the great American novel that would also work well on the silver screen Meanwhile, in a time of war, the nation was beginning to view the mafia rather than Cowboys as the great American hero According to afterward author Peter Bart, America s perception of the mafia as positive citizens is what allowed Puzo to thrust The Godfather into the forefront of American society As someone who has never experienced the award winning film starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, Don Corleone and the world he created were new to me Vito Corleone had immigrated from Sicily to New York in the early 1900s, and, after a few lucky breaks, quickly established himself as one of the leaders of the crime underworld Using his olive oil import business as a cover to make himself look like a law abiding citizen, Don Corleone s empire grew through his connections with politicians, police, and other officials Along with his consigliere and caporegimes, Corleone instilled respect and fear into those who dared go against the most powerful mafia family in the nation Being a mafiosa has its costs, however Corleone s wife through forty years of marriage was never able to be his equal partner The mafia and everything that went with it was kept secret and separate from family life Crimes split apart families, forged both likely and unlikely alliances, and one never knew who he could trust Despite the awe with which people viewed the Don, even he did not feel safe outside of his self made mall fortress on Long Island As a result even his wife, daughter in law, and especially son in law were kept out of the business that was to remain for all times in the family The one protagonist who questioned the function of the mafia yet never wavered in his support of his family was the Don s youngest son Michael A war hero and Dartmouth educated, Michael Corleone desired that his future children and grand children would be lawyers, bankers, maybe even the president, rather than have to go into the family business Rather than marrying a Sicilian girl, he chose as his life partner a New England Yankee named Kay Adams The two experience unconditional love yet even Kay, an Ivy League educated woman of the baby boom generation, is not told everything that occurs within the business Like his father before him, Michael Corleone differentiates his marriage from his place in the family business As a Chicagoan, I always associated the mafia with Al Capone, the top Italian crime lord of the city Viewed in a negative light, Capone alone was responsible for outsiders negative perception of Chicago for many years Even Puzo and Don Corleone view Capone as an outlier, a crazy who is not invited to be part of the national network of Dons In Don Corleone, Mario Puzo has created a persona who shifts people s views of the role of the mafia While there might be killings in revenge on occasion, the Don assists his people in a time of need in the role of an inner city Italian Robin Hood Some of the activities may be illegal, yet they are overlooked as even rival crime families view Don Vito Corleone with nothing but the utmost respect and reverence Following The Godfather s debut on screen, Mario Puzo never again rose to a high level of prominence He was known as an extension of the character he created and often asked to impart words of wisdom on the Don s behalf After three sequels, including the second part which also garnered awards, Puzo s ground breaking work lead to generations of mafia and crime family movies, most recently the Sopranos Yet, there would be no Tony Soprano if Mario Puzo had not created Vito Corleone and his world, changing people s views of the mafia I rate this captivating, game changing novel 4.5 stars Afterward After viewing the movie for the first time, I am impressed how closely it stuck to the book down to the minutest detail For a three hour movie, the scenes moved quickly leaving me captivated and on edge I found the acting to be stellar, especially Don Corleone himself Marlon Brando Even if Puzo s other novels did not receive as high ratings, I am looking forward to The Godfather Part II Puzo and director Francis Ford Coppola indeed made a perfect team and left Americans with a true classic The Best a treasure of a story,plot and movie to keep forevergood storytelling and amazing writing paperback English The Godfather ItalianoNew York, 1945 The Italian American boss Vito Corleone, during the celebrations for his daughter s wedding, agrees to meet some Italian emigrants that ask for his help Thus begins Mario Puzo s masterpiece, whose movie adaptation made Marlon Brando s interpretation of Don Vito famous With a simple and straightforward style, Puzo manages to masterfully describe a series of intricate and temporally shifted events, involving the reader and maintaining high levels English The Godfather ItalianoNew York, 1945 The Italian American boss Vito Corleone, during the celebrations for his daughter s wedding, agrees to meet some Italian emigrants that ask for his help Thus begins Mario Puzo s masterpiece, whose movie adaptation made Marlon Brando s interpretation of Don Vito famous With a simple and straightforward style, Puzo manages to masterfully describe a series of intricate and temporally shifted events, involving the reader and maintaining high levels of suspense It comes out the best cross section of the Italian American subculture never done before, and probably never equaled.The wisdom of Don Vito Corleone is disarming, it arouses feelings of respect also in the readers, making the godfather one of the most charismatic characters ever.Vote 9New York, 1945 Il boss italo americano Vito Corleone, durante i festeggiamenti per il matrimonio della figlia, acconsente a dare udienza ad alcuni emigrati italiani che invocano il suo aiuto Inizia cos il capolavoro di Mario Puzo, la cui trasposizione cinematografica ha reso celebre l interpretazione di Marlon Brando nei panni di Don Vito Con uno stile semplice ed asciutto, Puzo riesce a descrivere in maniera magistrale una serie di eventi intricati e temporalmente sfasati, coinvolgendo il lettore e mantenendo altissimi i livelli di suspense Ne viene fuori il miglior spaccato della societ italo americana mai fatto prima, e probabilmente mai eguagliato in seguito.La saggezza di Don Vito Corleone disarmante, suscita rispetto anche nei lettori, rendendo il padrino uno dei personaggi di finzione pi carismatici di sempre.Voto 9