The Godfather is a novel by Mario Puzo, first published in 1969. It tells the story of the Corleone family and their attempt to control organized crime in New York City during the 1950s.
For who is this book for ?
The Godfather is for anyone who loves a good mystery, thriller and suspense.
- Well written with complex and interesting characters
- Entertaining and suspenseful plot
- Provides a unique perspective on the world of organized crime
- The novel has been described as one of the most influential ever written
- It was made into a film starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, which is considered to be one of the greatest movies ever made
- Puzo also wrote The Last Don, which was adapted into a television mini-series.
Learn more about the author
Mario Puzo was born in New York City on October 15, 1920. After serving in the Army during World War II, he worked as a journalist and editor before publishing his first novel, The Godfather, in 1969. He wrote several other successful novels including The Last Don (1996) and Omerta (2000). Puzo died of heart failure on July 2, 1999 at the age of 78.
“Mario Puzo has written a novel that vividly recreates the Sicilian atmosphere and Mafia practices of thirty years ago. The characters are realistic and convincing . . .”
“The writing is simply beautiful and the plot intriguing. This novel has everything, not to mention one of the greatest movie scripts ever written.”
“The mafia underworld is brought to vivid life in this classic novel by Mario Puzo. The Corleone family story is rich with intrigue, violence and betrayal, making for addictive reading. If you only watch the movie versions of The Godfather, you’re missing out on a lot.”
“The Godfather is the definitive Mafia novel, and it was Puzo’s debut. He captures in brutally realistic detail the dynamics of organized crime and its complex relationships with law enforcement and politicians.”