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The Family Corleone

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Language  English
Publication date  May 8, 2012
Originally published  8 May 2012
Preceded by  The Godfather's Revenge
Genre  Crime Fiction
3.9/5 Goodreads

Series  The Godfather
Pages  448
Author  Edward Falco
Page count  448
Country  United States of America
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Publisher  Grand Central Publishing
Media type  Print (hardback) and audiobook
Similar  Edward Falco books, Corleone Family saga books, Crime Fiction books

The family corleone a prequel to the godfather by ed falco


The Family Corleone is a 2012 novel by Ed Falco, based on an unproduced screenplay by Mario Puzo, who died in 1999. It is the prequel to Puzo's The Godfather. It was published by Grand Central Publishing and released May 8, 2012.

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The family corleone by ed falco


Synopsis

The novel, set in the Great Depression, is the story of how Vito Corleone consolidated his power to become the most powerful Don in New York City. Also, it tells of Sonny Corleone's inauguration into the family business and Tom Hagen's graduation from being an adopted member of the Corleone family before becoming the consigliere. The novel also reveals how Luca Brasi first became associated with the Corleones, and introduces a number of new characters, including the crime boss Giuseppe Mariposa.

Reception

Reception for the novel was mixed to positive, with George De Stefano in The New York Journal of Books arguing that "Ed Falco deftly pulls off a feat of literary necromancy, bringing back to life one of the most iconic figures in American popular culture: Don Vito Corleone." The Washington Post's Patrick Anderson wrote, "Falco has captured Puzo's rich prose style and eye for detail. If you want to read another installment of the Corleone story, The Family Corleone is a solid piece of work." Kirkus Reviews gave it a positive review, calling it: "A worthy addition to the lurid world of the Five Families."

Film adaptation

The estate of Mario Puzo had sought to keep Paramount Pictures from producing a feature film based on the novel. This has been resolved, with Paramount gaining the rights to make more Godfather films.

Audio book

An audio book of The Family Corleone was produced by Hachette Audio, read by Bobby Cannavale.

References

The Family Corleone Wikipedia


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