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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Faalco books in the series. To follow in his father’s footsteps and become a part of the real family business. I’d love to know just how much of Puzo’s un-produced screenplay make This really wasn’t all that thw I’m disappointed.

The Mafia and their intricate planning and dealings were beyond amazing, I came to love and obsess over each of them. It all seemed to be a hopeful set up for a “prequel” movie. It’s a prequel to The Godfather and sets it up wonderfully. Lots of other great characters too, including some crazy Irish. He fucks the fishes.

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Knowing what fate has in store for them–like Paulie Gatto and Lucy Mancini, for example–and seeing them in this novel as children is a bit surreal. I’m giving it the benefit of th The entire Corleone Family is here: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

For killing his father? Contents [ show ]. 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.


Thing is, I have watched, and re-watched, and re-watched the trilogy, but have yet to read on of Puzo’s novels. My issue was a much bigger one that even an average reader will likely note: For watching his father beat his mother and kill her unborn child, though not his father’s? I would also recommend if you read this book read the whole trilogy. I also liked being immersed in the 30s. I’ve been trying to be stingy with my 5 star reviews, saving them for something really great like Borges, but less than five for this book wouldn’t do it justice.

I found it mighty convenient that Mariposa’s goon didn’t kill Eileen’s husband, rather Pete Murray did.

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He is just a hot-headed kid who fearlessly commits thefts and familg wants to be part of the family business. It was cool seeing Sonny as a teenager, and Michael, and Fredo, and even baby Connie. This book, this genius of a captivating story, fits right in there.

The reader is privy to a special variety of dramatic irony as we well fallco what lies ahead for the Don and his family, including Fredo, Tom, Sonny, Michael, and Connie. If any or all of those threads intrigue you, I advise you to check out the book.

May 18, Clark Isaacs rated it it was amazing. Ahora, es pa matar a Luca. And, as a standard mainstream mafia novel this book does well. A young Sonny racing around doing stuff was amazing.

At first, the reader does not realize what the words mean. Almost from the beginning, I regretted starting it. Palco approached it by a different and uncanny tje indeed. May 08, Elizabeth B rated it liked it. Are you rea I began this book loving it. Ah, but he gets his in front of Guy Smiley Bruno Tattaglia, begorrah! But “The Corleone Family” did hold my attention.


Okay, but not great. I’m giving up on this one after about 70 pages because it reads like a screenplay. Views Read Edit View history. It doesn’t bother with characterization assumably because readers will already know the characters. A ni sama akcija nije puno bolja. May 13, Gary Schantz rated it it was amazing. I had a hard time with all of Vito’s dialog; Falco had difficulty putting a voice to him.

I know the way I see it is likely different than how it really was, but it’s a nice picture. Anyhow, it’s a very solid addition to the Corleone mythology. These two men showed up during construction and said they were going to inspect, free, the furnace installation.

Here, he begs to live to pass on a message. Changes came to the way they were going to do business and the five Mafia families that controlled New York came to grips with how they would do business in the future.

Artists use ffalco strokes when painting a picture to illustrate they have mastery over the entire canvas.

May 18, Frank rated it really liked it Shelves: Vito Corleone does not want his children to follow his footsteps into the family business and the dangers of it, ex worries for his eldest son Sonny who’s a hot headed seventeen year old boy who plans to follow his father’s footsteps.

May 30, Mike rated it liked it.

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