The Family Corleone

The Family Corleone

Book - 2012
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A prequel to "The Godfather" continues the saga of the Corleone family during the Great Depression, when Vito hides the truth of his occupation from his children and engages in violent measures to secure his family's fortunes at the end of the Prohibition Era.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 436 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780446574624
0446574627
Branch Call Number: Falc
Additional Contributors: Puzo, Mario 1920-1999

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jndepalma
Jul 10, 2013

A great book for any Godfather fan. This book covers about 2 years in Sonny's life, from age 17-19. You see how he comes into the family business and you get glimpses of the relationship with the other crhildren (Friedo, Michael, even Connie).
Very interestingly is the background story of how Tom Hagen comes into the family and a strong backstory on Luca Brasi.
Reading this made me want to re-watch the original Godfather as most of those characters are referenced (even Lucy Mancini, Connie's bridesmaid and the mother of Sonny's illegitimate son in film III)

akasq Dec 27, 2012

Good follow-up

mikeyppl Aug 23, 2012

I throughly enjoyed this book. You learn how Sonny becomes involved in the family business even though his father does everything to discourage it and you also learn how Luca Brasi became the feared figure he was in the Godfather.

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