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ISBN:
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Author:
Mario Puzo
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Home Mario Puzo The Sicilian. All Sicilians are good eaters, when there is food to be had, and one of the few jokes people dared to make about Don Croce was that he would rather eat well than kill an enemy.

Home Mario Puzo The Sicilian. Now he sat with a smile of benign pleasure on his face, knife and fork in hand as the servants brought out the food. Michael glanced around the garden.

After Mario Puzo wrote his internationally acclaimed The Godfather, he has often been imitated but never equaled

After Mario Puzo wrote his internationally acclaimed The Godfather, he has often been imitated but never equaled. Puzo's classic novel, The Sicilian, stands as a cornerstone of his work-a lushly romantic, unforgettable tale of bloodshed, justice, and treachery. Michael Corleone is nearing the end of his exile in Sicily. The Godfather has commanded After Mario Puzo wrote his internationally acclaimed The Godfather, he has often been imitated but never equaled.

If you, like me, saw the movies, but never read the books, you've missed out. Correct that huge error and read this book now.

Mario Gianluigi Puzo (/ˈpuːzoʊ/; October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author, screenwriter and journalist

Mario Gianluigi Puzo (/ˈpuːzoʊ/; October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author, screenwriter and journalist. He is known for his crime novels about the Italian-American mafia, most notably The Godfather (1969), which he later co-adapted into a three-part film saga directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the first film in 1972 and Part II in 1974. Puzo also wrote the original screenplay for the 1978 Superman film

He had united all the political parties in Italy to pursue one course of action: the destruction of Guiliano and his band cial carabinieri army of five thous.

He had united all the political parties in Italy to pursue one course of action: the destruction of Guiliano and his band cial carabinieri army of five thousand men to be called the Special Force to Repress Banditry, without any reference to Guiliano himself. The newspapers soon rectified this sly coyness on the part of the government, which did not wish to make Guiliano seem the main target.

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Michael Corleone stands on the dock at Palermo

Michael Corleone stands on the dock at Palermo. His two-year exile in Sicily is over, but the Godfather has charged him with a mission: do not return to America until he can bring with him the man named Salvatore Guilano. Giuliano – a legend, the bandit ruler of Western Sicily, a vicious leader fighting for his peasant countrymen against the corrupt government of Rome.

After Mario Puzo wrote his internationally acclaimed The Godfather, he has often been imitated but never equaled. The Godfather has commanded Michael to bring a young Sicilian bandit named Salvatore Guiliano back with him to America. But Guiliano is a man entwined in a bloody web of violence and vendettas. In Sicily, Guiliano is a modern day Robin Hood who has.

Michael Corleone is returning to the U.S. after the two-year exile to Sicily in which reader left him in

The Godfather.

But he is ordered to bring with him the young Sicilian bandit, Salvatore Guiliano, who is the unofficial ruler of northwestern Sicily. In his fight "to make Sicilians free people," the young folk hero, based on the real-life Giuliano of the 1940's, has made both the police and the Mafia his enemies. So when Don Croce Malo, chief of the Sicilian Mafia, and the policemen who has been tracking Guiliano each offer to help Corleone find the elusive Robin Hood, betrayal seems inevitable.

Mario Puzo has created a sequel to The Godfather that is every bit as compelling and dramatic. But The Sicilian is a distinct literary achievement in its historical inspiration and its vivid portrait of Sicilian peasant life.

  • Datrim
The Sicilian is a different storyline from The Godfather, but does intersect with Michael Corleone just before and just after his return to the US after that Sollozzo unpleasantness. There also is a surprising connection with Peter Clemenza. If you enjoyed The Godfather, then I believe you will enjoy The Sicilian.
  • Ishnjurus
I absolutely loved this book, and Mario Puzo's story-telling abilities in general. If youre a fan of The Godfather movies and the first book, then you would most definitely enjoy this. The second movie however, has nothing to do with this book. It takes place in the time during which Michael Corleone was hiding out in Italy. There's a little bit of timeline jumping for different characters but it wasnt confusing or anything. Great read, I was hooked from the first chapter, and it was cool to see what Michael had to deal with or what was going on while he was waiting to come home from Italy
  • Raelin
EXCELLENT--- READ BY A WHOLE CAST. AS GOOD OR BETTER THAN THE GODFATHER. PLUS THE READER LEARNS A LOT ABOUT
THE COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE, HOW THEY THINK- AND THEIR VALUE SYSTEM.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  • Wanenai
Ok, I know it's Puzo but still what a spectacular book that I'd failed to read before now. I've seen the Godfather movies dozens of times, but somehow did not read this book. The book sheds so much light on my own Sicilian ancestry and Puzo's pro-writing style, his depth of character development and research are what made him such a well-respected and legendary writer. If you, like me, saw the movies, but never read the books, you've missed out. Correct that huge error and read this book now.
  • Xtreem
One of the best! Incredible writing, intriguing story, and spellbinding. I'm Sicilian so it was great to read about Sicily's history. I had heard about this Robin Hood bandit and was intrigued to know the background of the actual person. Not giving anything away in the plot. Just read and enjoy.
  • Camper
This author was the master of intrigue! Very interesting book about the rise of power, loyalty and betrayal of friends, love of family and country. Beautifully written - brings Sicily to the reader.
  • EROROHALO
I have watched The Godfather more than one thousand times in my lifetime and I will certainly never cease to. I read Puzo's The Godfather when I was very young and I've re-read it over the years, but I came across The Sicilian and I was blown away. Puzo's vivid imagery places you on the hilltops of Montelepre and Corleone. Turi is an unforgettable and dynamic protagonist whom Michael Corleone wishes to emulate. The last few pages of the book contain some of the most chilling dialogue I have ever come across and brought me to tears. Truly, truly, a remarkable and life-changing read.
Every bit as good as "The Godfather" - perhaps even better! Puzo writes wonderfully of Sicily, "The Friends", and the legendary Salvatore Guiliani, the island's 20th Century Robin Hood. If you liked "The Godfather" you'll truly enjoy "The Sicilian".