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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. There many different ways to try and review this novel but I suppose the easiest way is the way that Paramount approached it when they launched the lawsuit against the Puzo estateeither the book will be terrible and a black mark against the Godfather legacy or it's an installment that will do well as another movie in the series and they want to claim their stake in it early so the money will go to them My take It falls at neither end of the spectrum people were anticipatingAs a novel the book is an entertaining read It has the basic tenets of any mafia story present It doesn't bother with characterization assumably because readers will already know the characters And they ARE characters most Godfather fans will know There is nothing new here Touted as a preuel it's really not Yes it gives you some background on Vito but this is Sonny's story which is unfortunate because most readers and moviegoers have found Sonny to be their least favorite character for decades now Why he was the focus of this novel is uestionable both in content and marketability Vito's story comes out vaguely in bits and pieces none of which are really uniue or individual but merely the same tale always told in the Mafia genre escape Sicily to make a new life find American tough so you learn to be tough yourself and dastardly deeds are sure to follow There is nothing to really demonstrate or explain why Vito became the character readers love so much later on Sonny is explained in detail but like many people I don't care It's the age old issue of answering uestions no one askedA bigger issue that hit me personally was the lack of accurate research The author chooses to bring in real life mobsters which is always a controversial choice You have to be so amazingly diligent with your research when doing this and in this the author failed I'm not talking about nit picky things that some will pick up on that I'm sure I missed because I never lived in New York a few reviewers have mentioned streets that didn't exist at that time period for example These are all legitimate concerns with the novel an author who chooses to make such mistakes can't be relied upon for the remainder of the story My issue was a much bigger one that even an average reader will likely note could there be mentions of Al Capone I mean really this got so tiresome Vito is in NY and anyone who has done any nonfiction reading on the mafia knows that he would be answering to the likes of Luciano Lansky and Costello and not Al Capone Luciano and his family neither feared nor answered to Capone over in Chicago and most legitimate history books of the time will note how he was just a thorn in their side for his constant publicity Even damaging is the time period in uestion 1934 is a big year for Vito and his family in the book and there are again numerous references to Capone coming out from Chicago and putting them in line Well even a uick google search will tell you that would simply be impossible In 1932 Capone had his famous arrest for tax evasion and by 1934 has already been sent to Alcatraz He wasn't even a blip on the radar any so the idea that he would influence any decisions in the NY mafia families borders on ridiculousThe writing style was another thing that nagged me It was clearly written with a screenplay in mind and this becomes and evident as the novel wears on The first few chapters are much stronger in style we are treated to inner thoughts well written if sparse settings and just a generally flowing storyline By midway though it degenerates into almost all dialogue Even the descriptions of events are very timeline affected he hits him he bleeds they clean their weapons and run away Screenplay writingnot a novel Visual yes but not a visual approach in the sense of a novel where we are taken through the tense emotions and regrets or pleasure such an event would cause Will it transfer to the screen Undoubtedly since it would reuire little rewriting to make it a screenplay Does that make it great reading for a novel Unfortunately noOnce I read a few chapters I sat back and realized that I should read this as just another mafia novel than a novel about the Corleone family And as a standard mainstream mafia novel this book does well Despite it's flaws it has all the basic tenets the novels in this genre have It neither stands out from the crowd nor falls below the norm it's just another average entry into the thousands of similar titles already out there For many this is unacceptable By attaching the Godfather name and its legacy it is expected to rise above the masses and that the pages inside don't meet that expectation will disappoint to many readersSo back to Paramount's original worries will it mar the good name of the Corleone family No It doesn't add or subtract anything to the story It just is sort ofthere Neither good nor bad and kind of irrelevant Entertaining as a novel flawed in execution but not nearly bad enough to cause some great harm to the original Godfather Is it such a resounding success that it deserves a movie that will make Paramount tons of money No With the cost of movie making these days this novel is just not one that will stand the test of time It lacks the emotional ties that brought the original to life The writing style would clearly make it easy to adapt to screen but this is not a new story or even a creative retelling of an old one Again it's justthereSo overall opinion Enjoy this book as a mafia novel and not a part of the Godfather story you already know If you can do that it should be an entertaining read

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SUMMARY Ú The Family Corleone ß 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 tThing 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. I love the universe painted by Puzo's vision Even if it romanticizes violence it shows some interesting relationships One of my favorite relationships in literature has to be the one between Don Vito and Luca Brasi I particularly liked making connections to the Godfather this being a preuel it was interesting to see how things got to where they are I also loved how all of the separate plots come together to culminate for the Corleones I liked how the don had an internal fight with himself not being a gangster when being confronted by Sonny I also liked being immersed in the 30s I know the way I see it is likely different than how it really was but it's a nice picture My one complaint was that the climax at the end of the book was a bit of a let down It's not a comment on the author because it is what the don would have done rather it's a complaint at how it had to be This is definitely worth the read if you're interested in finding out details of the godfather universe

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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. The Family Corleone Mario Puzo's Mafia Edward Falco Mario PuzoThe Family Corleone is a 2012 novel by Edward Falco based on an unproduced screenplay by Mario Puzo who died in 1999 It is the preuel to Puzo's The Godfather It was published by Grand Central Publishing and released May 8 2012In 1933 New York City 17 year old Sonny Corleone is aware that his father Vito Corleone's olive oil business is a cover for his Mafia activities With prohibition ending and tensions between the organized crime groups in the city rising Sonny wishes to join his father's criminal empireتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز هفدهم ماه می سال 2014 میلادیعنوان خانواده کورلئونه؛ نویسنده ادوارد فالکو، بر اساس فیلمنامه ی ساخته نشده ای از ماریو پازو؛در سال 1933 در نیویورک سیتی، سونی کورلئون هفده ساله، میداند که تجارت روغن زیتون پدرش ویتو کورلئونه پوششی برای فعالیتهای مافیایی است با پایان یافتن ممنوعیت و افزایش تنش بین گروههای جنایی سازمان یافته در شهر، سونی آرزو میکند به امپراتوری جنایی پدرش بپیوندد و ؛ ا شربیانی