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The Godfather by Mario Puzo

1 Jul

Godfather-Novel-CoverThe only unpleasant thing about reading this book was having strangers come up to me (typically older than 50) and asking me if I’d ever seen the movie.

“Oh yeah, of course I’ve seen it.”
“You know, it’s one of the best movies of all times.”
“I know. I’ve seen it many times.”
“You seem young so I thought maybe you hadn’t seen it.”
“I promise I’ve seen it.”

I hate when people think that just because I’m in my 20’s I must live in a world of facebook, LMFAO, and Jersey Shore. I have layers!

Teading this book in a weird way felt like reading fan fiction. I love the movie. It’s the perfect film, flawless. How could a paperback live up to that? It goes deeper. More time for character development, for intense descriptions of the dynamics within the family, more history about Vito Corleone. Even though I know the plot by heart, I was completely enthralled from beginning to end. The scene where Michael meets with Solozzo and the police captain, I was so nervous, so on the edge of my seat.

Plus it can be said that this is a good summer read. Not too heavy, interesting, quick.

“I don’t trust society to protect us, I have no intention of placing my fate in the hands of men whose only qualification is that they managed to con a block of people to vote for them.”