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 end.
For Vito Corleone, nothing is more important than 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 something else: To follow in his father's footsteps and become a part of the real family business.
An 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 generation.
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great extension of puzo
This is probably the best extension story of mario puzo's story. The dialoge between vito and luca is classic puzo. Falco must be allowed to keep writing about the corleones
I am a fan of the movies but this is the first time I heard a book from the series. The story was intriguing and is also a nice background on the main characters. The narration is one of my favorites, he captures different accents of the characters very well. So much so I thought there where multiple narrators...fantastico!
I loved this Book
This was an outstanding book! I'm looking forward to the next installment.