The Family Corleone,” by Ed Falco, tells the story of Vito Corleone’s bloody rise to power, in a prequel to “The Godfather.”. The Family Corleone Author Ed Falco Country United States Language English Genre Crime Publisher Grand Central Publishing Publication Date May 8, Luca is one of the major players in The Family Corleone, the new Godfather prequel Ed Falco assembled from material left behind by Puzo.

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I have to say the author managed to reproduce that vibe: And the best part of this prequel just might be that there is no Jar Jar Binks! The Mafia and their intricate planning and dealings were beyond amazing, I came to love and obsess over each of them.

Vito is atop a Corleone mountain and he doesn’t get hit? It just is sort of Stick to writing about Italians. Sonny is explained in detail but, like many people, I don’t care. The characters are limp and just silhouettes of the deep, interesting characters that Puzo and then Coppola created for our pleasure. Thing is, I have watched, and re-watched, and re-watched the trilogy, but have yet to read on of Puzo’s novels.

The story of how Sonny becomes a gangster is the emotional core of the book. Also, it tells of Sonny Corleone ‘s inauguration into the family business and Tom Hagen ‘s graduation from being an adopted member of the Corleone family before becoming the consigliere.

Open Preview See a Problem? At first, the reader does not realize what the words mean. Instead, re-read “The Godfather.

I suppose if we were being completely accurate, we’d have to admit that Irish gangs in NYC were familg but nonexistent by the s.


I recommend others read this novel especially if you’re into the idea of mafias and the subject. It was obviously written by an english teacher which is as tedious to read, as listening to a french teacher speaking french. As a novel, the book is an entertaining read. Familt knew Pentangeli and Tits were traitors but couldn’t tell Tessio was going to double cross him? The novel, set in the later days of Prohibitiontells the story of how Vito Corleone rose through the criminal underworld to become the most powerful Don in New York.

To follow in his father’s footsteps and become a part of the real family business. Jul 02, Lucas Bellator rated it really liked it.

Jun 26, Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it Shelves: Mario Puzo’s Mafia 7 books. This improved about half way through the book no idea whywhich helped readability, but not the overall enjoyment of this book.

The Family Corleone

The novel also reveals how Luca Brasi first became associated with the Corleones, and introduces a number of new characters, including the crime boss Giuseppe Mariposa. This book is not your garden variety franchise tie-in.

Why he was the focus of this novel is questionable both in content and marketability. Retrieved 2 October With the cost of movie making these days, this novel is just not one that will stand the test of time. This, Falco’s novel, being a prequel, seemed like a good place to start. Feb 28, Galco rated it it was amazing Shelves: Does he keep pulling heists with his Irish best friend and keep his affair with the best friend’s sister a secret?

Aug 19, Daniel rated it liked it. The Reason i decided to read this book is because i’m fascinated by the era and i particularly picked this one because i love the concept of the Mafia subject and the family whose in it.


The writing style was another thing that nagged me. The Godfather novels novels Prequel novels.

The family Corleone / Ed Falco ; based on a screenplay by Mario Puzo – Details – Trove

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. The crime families of New York have prospered in this time, but with the coming end of Prohibitiona battle is looming that will determine which organizations will rise and which will face a violent end.

For Vito Corleonenothing is more important than his family’s future. And I enjoyed every page. And, as a standard mainstream mafia novel this book does well. Characters, details, dialog all seems stiff and contrived, almost to the point of boring. This book is great and I like it because it’s a great read in a great era about a powerful family.

For killing his mother’s lover? Sonny wanted to fight them immediately, but Vito said that he would not have to since when his man got through with them, they would put it together free and apologize for the inconvenience. I’d love to know just how much of Puzo’s un-produced screenplay make This really wasn’t tamily that and I’m disappointed.

One of my favorite relationships in literature has to be the one between Don Vito and Luca Brasi.

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