The classic novel that inspired 'the greatest crime film of all time'
Tyrant, blackmailer, racketeer, murderer - his influence reaches every level of American society. Meet Don Corleone, a friendly man, a just man, a reasonable man. The deadliest lord of the Cosa Nostra. The Godfather.
But no man can stay on top forever, not when he has enemies on both sides of the law. As the ageing Vito Corleone nears the end of a long life of crime, his sons must step up to manage the family business. Sonny Corleone is an old hand, while World War II veteran Michael Corleone is unused to the world of crime and reluctant to plunge into the business.
Both the police and ruthless rival crime lords scent blood in the water. If the Corleone family is to survive, it needs a ruthless new don. But the price of success in a violent life may be too high to bear...
A modern masterpiece,The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. Still shocking forty years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic.
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Masterpiece with typos
Loved the book hence the five stars. But several typos were distracting.
This puts the film into perspective!
Enjoyed reading this!
It would deserve a 10 stars
I have to admit that I have seen the movies in all their formats. As they were shown at the cinema and as the Trilogy in sequence and VHS, DVD, iTunes and with live music. I could say that it is one of my favourite films of all times beaten only by the final cut of Once Upon A Time In America. But I never read the book and by chance I started to read the paper copy of my girlfriend during a trip on holidays. The next day we couldn’t decide who would be the first turn to read it, so I downloaded the iBook copy and start afresh.
Considering that I know what the story was about and how things happen, I wasn’t expecting much from it. Just a confirmation of the story. The reality is that on the book some of the character come blossom into something unexpected. Happy reading